Mother Goose

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Arthur Rackham
Wordsworth Editions, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 124 pages

Traditional rhymes and stories have been collected under the wing of Mother Goose for centuries and this collection of favourite nursery rhymes has been put together by the famous illustrator Arthur Rackham.

It is a wonderful collection of old favourites from Jack and Jill, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Who Killed Cock Robin? to comic alphabets and the fearful fate of Anthony Rowley.

It is illustrated with Rackham's beautiful pen and ink drawings, and is one of his finest books.


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User Review  - klordy66 - LibraryThing

Use with a variety of elementary grade levels. Young children will love hearing the nursery rhymes. Older children may use for plays. This book contains a plethora of traditional nursery rhymes with ... Read full review

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User Review  - PatrickNavas - LibraryThing

Although only a year apart in terms of publication, Hilda Offen’s illustrations in A Treasury of Mother Goose are not quite as appealing as dePaola’s. Oddly, about half the book’s illustrations are in ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Arthur Rackham was born in London, England. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying part-time at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he left his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893 in To the Other Side by Thomas Rhodes, but his first serious commission was in 1894 for The Dolly Dialogues, the collected sketches of Anthony Hope, who later went on to write The Prisoner of Zenda. Book illustrating then became Rackham's career for the rest of his life. Rackham invented his own unique technique which resembled photographic reproduction; he would first sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block in shapes and details. Afterwards he would add lines in pen and India ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With color pictures, he would then apply multiple washes of color until transparent tints were created. Arthur Rackham died in 1939 of cancer in his home in Limpsfield, Surrey.

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