Tag Archives: mother goose

It’s an Egg’s Life

Of all the strange and oddly named characters in nursery rhymes, one of the most famous has to be Humpty Dumpty, perhaps the first egg to receive a name. Versions of the poem date back to at least 1797, and … Continue reading

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Foster Children in Fairyland

Time for some Oz-related reviews! First of all, the International Wizard of Oz Club (I need to renew my membership in that, don’t I?) is offering an insert for Gina Wickwar’s Toto of Oz. It involves Button-Bright accidentally bringing a … Continue reading

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My Mother, the Goose

While the name “Mother Goose” is now most closely associated with nursery rhymes, it was originally fairy tales that were attributed to the mysterious personage. While Charles Perrault’s 1695 book of fairy tales was properly called Histoires ou contes du … Continue reading

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Rackham Up

I have to wonder why it’s generally only children’s fiction that has illustrations these days. I guess that’s part of why books marketed for younger audiences are often more impressive as far as appearance goes. Sure, there are plenty of … Continue reading

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