Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sara Josepha Hale

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Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go. It follows her to school one day—and then the fun really starts! Illustrations rendered in acrylic, gouache, and fabric collage bring a fresh look to this classic children’s nursery rhyme A note about the poem’s origin is included.

 

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Published October 30, 2012 by Two Lions. 24 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What lends quaintness to the tale are Moses’ rustic, oil paintings that pair nicely with the vintage tale.

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An author’s note provides a bit of history of the rhyme, citing a dubious (evidently unfounded) claim by Mary Sawyer Tyler that she was the “original” Mary.

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Mavor (The Way Home) presents the most polished example yet of her intricate fabric relief art in this endearing version of the familiar childhood song.

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A trio of favorite picture books are now available in board book editions.

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(Although it must be noted that Volcano’s tragic star is also totally hilarious.) Even if you haven’t read Lowry’s work, you can watch the entire 1972 Oscar-nominated documentary about his life here for free.

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On December 6, 1877, Thomas Edison made one of the first recordings of the human voice, a phonograph recording of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Below, Edison recites the nursery rhyme.

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“When I discovered that Mary and Lamb were on each page, a story in poems started to emerge.” There are echoes of Sarah Josepha Hale’s famous nineteenth-century rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” which tells the story of a young girl named Mary Sawyer who brings her pet lamb to school.

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