“A book to be shared with a special child, preferably over hot cocoa.”
—The Iowan magazine
“This book would make a pleasant gift for a child or collector or lover of Mother Goose.”
—Maine Antique Digest
The magic of Mother Goose comes to life in this collection of lore, illustrations, ads, and postcards from the late 1800s to the 1930s. Each chapter explores the history of Mother Goose from the first publications of her now-famous nursery rhymes to early postcards that became collectibles in the early 1900s.
With illustrations from well-known artists such as Kate Greenaway, Thomas Nast, Walter Crane, and Ethel Franklin Betts, the author brings Mother Goose to life. Included are dozens of nursery rhymes with everything from children’s classics like “Old King Cole” to riddles like “I was going to St. Ives.”
Mother Goose of Yesteryear is certain to recall precious childhood memories in all readers. From young Jack’s adventure with the golden egg to Little Boy Blue and his horn, this book is a perfect gift for any child or collector who wishes to relive the spirit of Mother Goose.
About the Author
Barbara Hallman Kissinger, a resident of Burlington, Iowa, has had a long career in the crafts and collectibles field, in particular, those relating to Christmas. She designed and marketed her own line of wooden folk-art Santas that were sold in thirty states. Her other design projects include embroidery patterns for VSM Sewing, Inc. and wooden craft items for Better Homes and Gardens. In addition to researching and collecting materials about the history of Christmas, Kissinger, dressed as Mrs. Claus, has given holiday presentations to schoolchildren. She is also the author of Christmas Past and Christmas Merrymaking, both published by Pelican.
MOTHER GOOSE OF YESTERYEAR
By Barbara Hallman Kissinger
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Paper Ephemera
128 pp. 8 x 9 1/4
181 color illus. Indexes