The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes

The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes

Author: Iona Archibald Opie

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

ISBN: UOM:39015031742524

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 556

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Here is a brand new edition of the classic anthology of nursery rhymes--over 500 rhymes, songs, nonsense jingles, and lullabies traditionally handed down to young children. Included are all of your favorites, ranging from "Yankee Doodle Came to Town" and "A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go" to "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," Jack and Jill" and "Old Mother Hubbard." And complementing the rhymes are nearly a hundred illustrations, including reproductions of early art found in ballad sheets and music books, which highlight the development of children's illustrations over the last two centuries.With each piece, Iona and Peter Opie introduced a wealth of information, noting the earliest known publications of the rhyme, describing how it originated, illustrating changes in wording over time, and indicating variations and parallels in other languages. Moreover, in the general introduction, the Opies discuss the different types of rhyme and the earliest published collections, and they address such questions as who was Mother Goose and whether or not individual rhymes originally portrayed real people. For this second edition, the notes have been updated and extended in light of recent scholarship, providing an unrivaled wealth of literary and bibliographic information.The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes is now more than ever an indispensable reference source for scholars and book collectors as well as a volume to be treasured by parents and children alike.
The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
Language: en
Pages: 556
Authors: Iona Archibald Opie, Peter Opie
Categories: Children's poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1951 - Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

Here is a brand new edition of the classic anthology of nursery rhymes--over 500 rhymes, songs, nonsense jingles, and lullabies traditionally handed down to young children. Included are all of your favorites, ranging from "Yankee Doodle Came to Town" and "A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go" to "Baa, Baa, Black
The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
Language: en
Pages: 554
Authors: Iona Archibald Opie
Categories: Children's poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1952 - Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

Nursery rhymes alphabetically arranged by subject.
The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Iona Archibald Opie, Peter Opie
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 1955 - Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

Baby games, lullabies, rhymes, street cries and folk ballads comprise these selections from the British oral tradition
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Language: en
Pages: 1160
Authors: Oxford University Press, TME.
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k
The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Zena Sutherland
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

The well-known authority in the field of children's literature presents a selection of familiar nursery rhymes.