Marguerite De Angeli's Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes

by Marguerite de Angeli

Hardcover, 1954



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Doubleday & Co., Inc. (1954), 192 pages


A collection of 376 nursery and Mother Goose rhymes.

User reviews

LibraryThing member MrsLee
This is the Mother Goose book I grew up with. Only the one I grew up with belonged to my older brother, so it took me 30 years to find this one in a used bookstore. That is how much I love it. The illustrations are lovely, the rhymes are traditional and every page is a treat.
LibraryThing member dele2451
This book was given to me when I was a baby. Since then I have raised two children of my own and read literally thousands of children's books, but this is still one of my all-time favorites. The pictures are adorable and the collection contains all the classic Mother Goose rhymes. I'm not sure if
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it is still in print, but I recommend buying it if you come across a copy.
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LibraryThing member sdbookhound
I received this book as a gift when I was a young girl. It has always been one of my favorites not just for the rhymes in it, but moreso for the beautiful illustrations. I remember pouring over them for hours while reading and memorizing the rhymes. A cherished book in my personal collection.
LibraryThing member MsLangdon
Part Ba/Mother Goose

De Angeli, M. (1953). Marguerite de Angeli’s book of nursery and Mother Goose rhymes. New York: Doubleday.

Peter Piper, Mistress Mary, Little Bo-peep, and Mother Goose are only a few of the hundreds of characters that fill the pages of Marguerite de Angeli’s Book of Nursery
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and Mother Goose Rhymes. Each page is accompanied by a sketched illustration, mostly in black and white with a few colored illustrations throughout. Easy to sing, the rhymes are sure to capture the imaginations of young children. Ages 1 and up.
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LibraryThing member philipdhinakar
My wife writes:
When I was a little girl in Calcutta, this book was sent to me from New York by my father's friend. To say that I loved this book would be an understatement. I was part of the rhymes. I was with the children who came out to play at night when the moon shone as bright as day. I
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agonised over the babes in the wood who were brilliantly illustrated in a large and detailed pencil sketch. Lovely book and part of my childhood.
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LibraryThing member brankacheek
This book is an anthology for traditional poetry and nursery rhymes.

Personal Response:
I have had this book since I was a child. I loved these rhymes when I was a child and now I read them to my children. The illustrations are beautiful, I just wish there were more of them.

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Extension Ideas:
1. I could use these poems for morning reading.
2. Since some of the poems are lacking illustrations, I could have students draw illustrations for them.
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Caldecott Medal (Honor Book — 1955)


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192 p.; 12.5 x 0.8 inches




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