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Tirra lirra : rhymes old and new

Author: Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards; May Hill Arbuthnot; Marguerite Davis
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1955. ©1955
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Selection of rhymes and nonsense verses taken from issues of St. Nicholas. This new edition contains all the original illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Nursery rhymes
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards; May Hill Arbuthnot; Marguerite Davis
OCLC Number: 304617
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: Grades 4-8.
Description: xviii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword by May Lamberton Becker --
A legend of Lake Okeefinokee --
The Mameluke and the Hospodar --
The poor unfortunate hottentot --
Little John Bottlejohn --
The High Barbaree --
Dog-gerel --
Some families of my acquaintance --
The polar bear's party or the mannerless musk ox --
A song for Hal --
The Orang-Outang --
The brigand and the actor --
Mrs. Snipkin and Mrs. Wobblechin --
Pot and kettle --
The Queen of the Orkney Islands --
Eletelephony --
Jeremi' and Josephine --
Alice's supper --
The man and the people --
Some fishy nonsense --
Jumbo Jee --
An Indian Ballad --
The egg --
Will-o-the-wisp --
Prince Tatters --
The maid of Timbuctoo --
The crocodile --
The little Cossack --
To the little girl who wriggles --
The mouse --
Roderigo and Ferdinando --
The forty little ducklings --
The mermaidens --
The phrisky phrog --
Why I no longer travel. A valentine --
The shark --
The postman --
Nonsense verses --
The umbrella brigade --
My clock --
The monkeys and the crocodile --
The ambitious haddock --
Alibazan --
The seven little tigers and the aged cook --
Emily Jane --
The buffalo --
Song of the mother whose children are fond drawing --
The unfortunate grocer --
Peepsy --
Various persons --
Phill's secret --
The song of the corn-popper --
The greedy giant --
The three fishers --
Sandy Godolphin --
Lady's slipper (yellow) --
Sing song --
A party --
My Uncle Jehoshaphat --
He and his family --
Talents differ --
Tropical cities --
Little black monkey --
Jippy and jimmy --
Sir Ringleby Rose --
Master Jack's song --
The three little chickens who went out to tea and the elephant --
My Griffin --
The Uncle of Cato Theophilus Jones --
Drinking vessels --
After a visit to the natural history museum --
The baby goes to Boston --
The little gnome --
Bingo the dingo and the fatal flamingo. The gingham umbrella --
The adventurous grasshopper --
The little dutchess --
Bobbily Boo and Wollypotump --
In foreign parts --
Fussy --
The Outlandishman --
A Spanish ballad --
The strange beast --
Was she a witch? --
The gargoyle and the griffin --
Johnny's by-low song --
Geographi --
Higgledy-piggledy --
Belinda Blonde --
Story-tell --
Jacky Frost --
The ballad of the beach --
Gregory Griggs --
A nursery tragedy --
Spots and stripes --
Wiggle and waggle and bubble and squeak --
Good advice --
The thirsty birds --
Old Joe Jones --
A brief ballad of Araby --
From New York to Boston --
Pump and planet --
The difference --
The hornet and the bee --
Punkydoodle and Jollapin --
The owl and the eel and the warming-pan --
Kindness to animals --
Index of first lines.
Responsibility: by Laura E. Richards ; foreword by May Hill Arbuthnot ; with illustrations by Marguerite Davis.

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Selection of rhymes and nonsense verses taken from issues of St. Nicholas. This new edition contains all the original illustrations.

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