Opie book of nursery rhymes

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Penguin Group, Jul 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 220 pages
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This treasury of memorable verses, collected by two of the foremost authorities on children's lore, contains favorite nursery rhymes found in folk literature as well as less familiar rhymes passed down in regional or family traditions. Annotated and indexed both by subject and by first lines, and illustrated with classic black-and-white line drawings, this book is both a useful resource and a delight for children everywhere.

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Contents

PREFACE
7
INCIDENTALLY
189
INDEX OF PRINCIPAL SUBJECTS
205
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About the author (1997)

About the Author: Iona Opie edited and wrote many books with her late husband Peter Opie, including The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, and The Classic Fairy Tales.

Iona Opie is a leading authority on children's lore and literature. With her late husband, Peter Opie, she wrote the pioneering study of children's culture, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. The Opies have also edited The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, and The Classic Fairy Tales.

Pauline Baynes illustrations for The Chronicles of Narnia span a remarkable career, beginning with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1949 and continuing with the hand-coloring of all seven books forty years later.

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