Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes


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A spectacular treasury of 150 classic nursery rhymes and new discoveries, featuring a star-studded roster of seventy-seven illustrators.

Nursery rhymes have entertained and comforted children for centuries. Over the Hills and Far Away is a unique collection of rhymes and verse from across the globe—rhymes from the English-speaking world as well as verse that entered English from Chinese, Latino, African, and other cultures. With illustrations from seventy-seven artists, many celebrated throughout the world, and some just emerging, this volume is truly an adventure in language, image, and imagination. A magnificent gift for little ones hearing these verses for the first time as well as a wonderful book for family sharing across generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763677299
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 152,169
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Hammill has been fascinated with what Iona Opie calls the “international exchange and flow” of rhymes and verse for young children. Now, with Over the Hills and Far Away, she is able to present a wide-ranging nursery-rhyme collection that reflects these diverse voices and places them alongside traditional favorites. Originally from the United States, Elizabeth Hammill now lives in England.

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