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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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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Poetry books were made for every age and every person should and needs to read this book. By opening up the pages on this book your foot starts to pat and your fingers start to beat. Each seperate ... Read full review

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People
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Food
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School
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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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