And the Green Grass Grew All Around: Folk Poetry from Everyone

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Harpercollins, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 195 pages
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A collection of rhymes, poems and songs, some over three centuries old, that are a testament to the originality of the American language

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User Review  - Honanb - LibraryThing

Schwartz explains in this book that literary poetry is silently read and kept between a reader and the page, but folk poetry is meant to be performed. The poems in the collection are meant to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

The story, And the Green Grass Grew All Around, is compilation of various folk poems. This book is geared to young elementary students, however, I do believe people of all ages may enjoy this ... Read full review

Contents

People
1
Food
15
School
25
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Alvin Schwartz was born April 25, 1927.Schwartz began his career as a journalist, but, after the publication of his bestselling book A Twister of Twists, a Tangler of Tongues, he devoted himself to becoming a collector and arranger of folk wisdom, rhyme, and silliness. Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds.

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