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Encyclopedia > Mother Goose in Prose

Mother Goose in Prose is a collection of twenty-two children's stories based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. It was originally published in 1897 and re-released by the Geo. M. Hill Company in 1901. A later edition was published by Bounty Books (date?), ISBN 0517519046. Basic Characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... A page from a late 17th century handwritten and illustrated version of Charles Perraults Contes de ma mère lOye (Mother Goose Tales) depicting Puss in Boots. ... A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. ... // Baums childhood and early life Frank was born in Chittenango, New York, into a family of German origin, the seventh of nine children born to Cynthia Stanton and Benjamin Ward Baum, only five of whom survived into adulthood. ... The Dinky Bird from Poems of Childhood, 1904 Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 - March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator. ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

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The book opens with an 1899 introduction by Baum that traces the history of Mother Goose. It is followed by the original text of a nursery rhyme with a broader story to establish its literary context. 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Look up Context on Wiktionary, the free dictionary See also ConTeXt, a macro package for the TeX typesetting system. ...



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