The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam

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Commenting on political and social issues related to the conditions of the inner city and inner city life, provocative new versions of the classic Mother Goose rhymes, originally published in 1969, are accompanied by new full-color illustrations by the Caldecott Medalist for Smoky Night.
 

About Eve Merriam

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Eve Merriam was an Obie Award-winning playwright and a winner of the National Council of the Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. During her distinguished career she authored more than fifty books including It Doesn't Always Have To Rhyme, 12 Ways to Get to 11, The Inner City Mother Goose, and Low Song. Ms. Merriam died in 1992.
 
Published November 10, 1969 by Simon & Schuster. 90 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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The addition of Diaz's illustrations and an introduction by Nikki Giovanni make the work utterly current, with vivid images such as those captured here: ""Fee, fi, fo, fum,/I smell the blood of violence to come;/I smell the smoke that hangs in the air;/Of buildings burning everywhere"" and ""Ther...

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The addition of Diaz's illustrations and an introduction by Nikki Giovanni make the work utterly current, with vivid images such as those captured here: ``Fee, fi, fo, fum,/I smell the blood of violence to come;/I smell the smoke that hangs in the air;/Of buildings burning everywhere'' and ``Ther...

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