Fifty-six favorites, with familiar traditional melodies adapted from ""several nineteenth-century songbooks."" Larrick also...

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SONGS FROM MOTHER GOOSE

Fifty-six favorites, with familiar traditional melodies adapted from ""several nineteenth-century songbooks."" Larrick also includes a brief discussion of ""Mother Goose"" plus historical notes about 33 of the rhymes. The loose, topical arrangement, for example, groups game songs; verses about children; and lullabies. Spowart's soft, richly colored illustrations appear on every page; his gently defined figures are general rather than particular, characters in the never-never land of the imagination. An attractive lap-book as well as a good source for the tunes. Index of first lines.

Pub Date: Sept. 15, 1989

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 80

Publisher: Harper & Row

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1989