Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

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Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

by Katherine Govier

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Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd

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ISBN - 10: 1770502122

ISBN - 13: 9781770502123

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"Half for you and half for me / Between us two shall goodwill be." Here is a nursery rhyme book to entertain both adult and child as they read together. The classic rhymes are side by side with annotations about their backstories: Who was Wee Willie Winkie? Did live blackbirds really fly out of a pie? Was Humpty Dumpty a person-or a clumsy cannon?
When she was small, Katherine Govier tucked in close to her mother's side to listen to nursery rhymes. Later she read them to her own children, and now she has returned to reading them with her mother, who can no longer see well enough to read the pages of their nearly hundred-year-old Mother Goose book. Still, her mother can recite the words. What is the magic and what is the meaning of these rhymes that stay in our heads for a lifetime?
The answers are here. Some rhymes describe historical events and some are just plain nonsense. Some of the oldest rhymes were never intended for the nursery, but for the street-where they came to life as popular judgments on events of the day. In Half for You and Half for Me, the author breaks the codes of these nursery rhymes in accessible, amusing explanations. She also adds some classic Canadiana, including a poem by star children's poet Dennis Lee.
Commissioned illustrations make this book full of colour to draw in the eye. Charming vintage drawings also pepper the text, firmly rooting the rhymes in their historical context.
Half for You and Half for Me will engage, delight, entertain and inform younger and older readers alike, and aims to be that favourite title that is pulled off the family shelf again and again.

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Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

by Katherine Govier

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Publisher: Whitecap Books

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Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

by Katherine Govier

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Format: Hard cover

Publisher: Whitecap Books

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100% Money Back Guarantee. Brand New, Perfect Condition. We offer expedited shipping to all US locations. Over 3, 000, 000 happy customers. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 176 p. Intended for a juvenile audience.

$22.89

Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

by Katherine Govier

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Format: Hard cover

Publisher: Whitecap Books

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 176 p. Intended for a juvenile audience.

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Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

by Katherine Govier

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Half for You and Half for Me

Half for You and Half for Me

by Katherine Govier

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Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

Half for You and Half for Me: Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

by Katherine Govier

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Format: Hard cover

Publisher: Whitecap Books

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 176 p. Intended for a juvenile audience.

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