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Ride a Cock-Horse and Other Rhymes and Stories: And Other Rhymes and Stories (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)by Everyman's Library
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From A Christmas Carol and Peter Pan to Little Women and The Three Musketeers, the best of childrens fiction and poetry in enduring hardcover editions with colorful cloth sewn bindings and charming illustrationsmany in full color.
This set includes one each of the following titles:
A Apple Pie and Traditional Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Kate Greenaway
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
A Childs Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Don Quixote of the Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children
Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse
Fables by Aeseop
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
Jack the Giant Killer by Richard Doyle
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories by Charles Perrault
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Mother Gooses Nursery Rhymes
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Ride a Cock-horse and Other Rhymes and Stories Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Russian Fairy Tales by Gillian Avery
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.
This is the real Mother Goose-marvellously imagined improvisations that playfully and rhythmically bounce off and around the verses without ever incongruously straying. If any name deserves to be permanently joined with Mother Goose, it is Randolph Caldecott.
First published in 1878, this collection of comic poems and traditional rhymes for very young children is outstanding for its delightful watercolor illustrations by the great children's book illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
About the Author
Randolph Caldecott (1846-86) was born in Chester, England, the son of a hatter. While still a child he showed his talent for drawing, modelling and carving, but he started his working life as a bank clerk before going to the Manchester School of Art at the age of twenty-one. He moved to London in search of commissions and produced drawings and cartoons for newspapers and journals before his first success with a set of one hundred and twenty drawings for Washington Irving's Old Christmas in 1876. It was his idea to produce a series of 'Toy Books' (picture books of a uniform size printed in colour), and this became the subject of the famous collaboration between the artist and the printer/engraver Edmund Evans. The first two - The House that Jack Built and The Diverting History of John Gilpin - were published in time for Christmas 1878 and the first printing of 10,000 copies sold out quickly. 'The very essence of all illustration for children's books', said The Times on Christmas Eve.
During the next seven years, Caldecott produced fourteen more Toy Books, illustrating nursery rhymes and songs with the interpretive skill that makes him such an important figure in the British picturebook tradition. He died, comparatively young, in St. Augustine, Florida.
Table of Contents
Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross — The diverting history of John Gilpin — The queen of hearts — Sing a song of sixpence — The babes in the wood — The house that Jack built — The great Panjandrum himself — Elegy on the death of a mad dog.
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