THE INNER CITY MOTHER GOOSE by Eve Merriam

THE INNER CITY MOTHER GOOSE

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Age Range: 8 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The Inner City Mother Goose ($16.00; May 1, 1996; 70 pp.; 0-689- 80677-9): First published in 1969, Merriam's collection of urban rhymes has not only held its power, but some of the pieces are even more resonant. The addition of Diaz's illustrations and an introduction by Nikki Giovanni make the work utterly current, with vivid images such as those captured here: ``Fee, fi, fo, fum,/I smell the blood of violence to come;/I smell the smoke that hangs in the air;/Of buildings burning everywhere'' and ``There is a lady/who lives on the street/With bags for her body/And bags for her feet.'' (Poetry. 8+)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-689-80677-9
Page count: 70pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1996




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