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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992.
Inner city Mother Goose.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©1996
|Material Type:||Juvenile audience|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Eve Merriam; David Diaz
|ISBN:||0689806779 9780689806773 0671880330 9780671880330|
|Notes:||Originally published 1969.
"This new volume, the first published specifically for young adults, contains the complete text of the expanded 1982 edition, and a new introduction by poet Nikki Giovani. It is illustrated with ten dazzling full-color paintings by Caldecott Award-winning artist David Diaz."--Book jacket.
|Awards:||CCBC Choices, 1996
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies, 1997
|Target Audience:||Young Adult.; Despite the use of the child-friendly moniker of Mother Goose in its title, The inner city Mother Goose, originally published in 1969, expanded and self-published in 1982, and revised and reissued in 1996, was never been meant for children-- the first and second editions of the book were directed at an adult audience, and the third edition was published specifically for young adults.|
|Description:||ix, 70 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: "The inner city me" / Nikki Giovanni --
Eve Merriam's introduction to the 1982 edition --
Jeremiah Obadiah --
The nub of the nation --
Simple Simon --
Mary, Mary --
Diddle diddle dumpling --
Star light, star bright --
Now I lay me down to sleep --
There is a lady --
Hark, hark --
Lucy Locket --
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick --
Take-a-tour, take-a-tour, congressman --
Boys and girls come out to play --
What are summer nights made of? --
Everyone knows --
You'll find mice --
Ding, dong, bell --
Hushabye baby --
Here we go round --
Here I am, Little Jumping Joan --
The recruiting sergeant --
The generals --
Taxi Man --
Robin and Richard --
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride --
Sing a song of subways --
I had a little --
My mother said --
Who killed nobody? --
On TV --
This is the plant that was built --
Cherry stones --
Jack Sprat --
To market --
Run, run --
One misty moisty morning --
One, two --
Christmas is coming --
Twelve rooftops leaping --
Fee, fi, fo, fum --
There is an old woman --
There was a man and he had naught --
Little Jack Horner --
Little Tom Tucker --
A man of words --
Hey diddle diddle --
Hickety, pickety, my black hen --
Dump it, dump it --
Tom, Tom --
The cow jumped over the moon --
There was a crooked man --
There was a man --
I do not like thee --
Twinkie, Twinkie --
Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone? --
Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? --
Young flesh to sell --
Gliding across --
Solomon Grundy --
There was a little man --
The riddle --
Hector Protector --
|Responsibility:||Eve Merriam ; illustrated by David Diaz ; introduction by Nikki Giovanni.|
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