The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book

Hardcover | March 1, 1963

byIona and Peter OpieIllustratorJoan Hassall

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The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book contains 800 nursery rhymes and ditties which are the heritage of our oral tradition. All the well-known rhymes are included as well as many rare ones. Special sections are devoted to lullabies and dandling rhymes, toe rhymes, catches, charms, traditional streetcries, riddle verses, nursery maxims, and humorous ballads. The text is further enlivened by 600 illustrations, many of them eighteenth- and nineteenth-century woodcuts and engravings.

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The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book contains 800 nursery rhymes and ditties which are the heritage of our oral tradition. All the well-known rhymes are included as well as many rare ones. Special sections are devoted to lullabies and dandling rhymes, toe rhymes, catches, charms, traditional streetcries, riddle verses, nursery maxims, and hum...

Specialists in children's folklore. Peter Opie deceased.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:March 1, 1963Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198691122

ISBN - 13:9780198691129

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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`the sort of book that easily becomes part of life itself, to be recalled when the history books of our time lie dusty and forgotten'Country Life