The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose

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Pelican Publishing, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 173 pages

Cherished for their sensitive and detailed depictions of children, the works of Jessie Willcox Smith are some of the most recognized and remembered images of youth for adults today. One of America's foremost book and magazine illustrators of the early twentieth century, Smith saw in children a unique quality of innocence that she brilliantly portrayed
through the creative use of color and a keen sense of the personality of the child. This edition of The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose is an accurate reproduction of the original Mother Goose volume illustrated by Smith. Added to this edition are five full-color illustrations intended for this work, but reproduced in black and white in the original first edition. A treasury of the well-known nursery rhymes, this book will enjoy a permanent spot on any family's bookshelf. The striking illustrations coupled with the original black and white drawings will surely charm the young and the
young at heart. Edward D. Nudelman, owner of a fine and rare bookstore in Seattle, is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. He is also the author of Jessie Willcox Smith: A Bibliography and Jessie Willcox Smith: American Illustrator, also published by Pelican. Now the property of the Chicago Public Library, Nudelman's collection of original works of Jessie Willcox Smith was the largest personal collection of Smith's works in the world.


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This is a collection of hundreds of Mother Goose rhymes, including several different versions of each. It was released from the Project Gutenberg library in 2007. There are cute, old-fashioned line ... Read full review

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Love the book, but "D was fat Dick"?! In a kids book?! Come on , common sense, we don't need to encourage fat-shaming or vulgarity in today's world. Time for an update that makes sense for this century's children.

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Owner of Edward D. Nudelman Fine and Rare Books in Seattle, Washington, Edward D. Nudelman is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. He is the author of the foreword for the enhanced edition of Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose. His latest project is editing two new board books containing Smith's artwork, Jessie Willcox Smith for Kids and Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose, both published by Pelican.

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