The Random House Book of Mother Goose

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Arnold Lobel
Random House, 1986 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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Brimming over with energy, Lobel's Mother Goose is distinguished by abundant humor and a rich variety of moods and styles reflecting the quality of the verses themselves. Presenting 306 rhymes, Lobel has illustrated each one. The lively lines with full-color washes bring freshness and verve to overfamiliar poems as well as unfamiliar ones . . .--Booklist, starred review.

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User Review  - Anna.Nash - LibraryThing

Mother Goose stories are always fun and are considered classic. Arnold Lobel’s illustrations are as charming as ever but the layout of the book feels dated. This is a great choice for parents who want ... Read full review

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User Review  - Honanb - LibraryThing

This book has the most wonderous and magical illustrations. It's a detailed compendium of Mother Goose, containing popular verses as well as the lesser known rhymes that most versions skip over. For ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Arnold Stark Lobel (May 22, 1933-December 4, 1987) was a popular American author of children's books. Among his most popular books are those of the Frog and Toad series, and Mouse Soup, which won the Garden State Children's Book Award from the New Jersey Library Association. Lobel won the 1981 Caldecott Medal for his book, Fables. Lobel also illustrated the works of other authors. A notable example is Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley, which was first published in 1969. He was born in Los Angeles, California. When he graduated from art school, he married Anita Kempler, who also achieved fame as a children's book author and illustrator. Lobel died ion December 4,1987 due to complications arising from AIDS. He was 54 years old.

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