Mary Middling and Other Silly Folk by Rose Fyleman
Nursery Rhymes and Nonsense Poems

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Here’s a treat for young Mother Goose fans who are ready for something new. With the lively lilt of nursery rhymes and an abundance of silliness, these poems introduce the naughty girl who threw a bun at the teacher, the fellow who eats all his meals upside down, and the king and queen who can’t agree on anything at all—to mention just a few of the quirky characters who frolic through these pages. Short, catchy verses, collected here in picture book form for the first time, will delight readers and listeners with their gentle absurdity. Katja Bandlow’s illustrations depict the silly folk with whimsy and good cheer. Christopher Corker, Lanky Lawrence, and their eccentric friends deserve a place next to Jack Sprat and Peter Pumpkin Eater on every nursery bookshelf!
 

About Rose Fyleman

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The late Rose Fylemans poems have been included in many well-loved British and American anthologies for young readers. She lived in England. No Bio Neil Philip is a noted folklorist and anthologist who has written several books on Native American and multicultural themes for Clarion, including IN A SACRED MANNER I LIVE, which was named both a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in England.
 
Published September 20, 2004 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Several of the rhymes have some British vocabulary (marmalade, treacle, washing peg) or rhyming pairs requiring British pronunciation that will be puzzling to children without adult interpretation.

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Mary Middling and Other Silly Folk: Nursery Rhymes and Nonsense Poems takes poems first published in the U.S. in 1932 as Fifty-One New Nursery Rhymes by Rose Fyleman and adorns them with new illustrations by Katja Bandlow.

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