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Over the Hills and Far Away : A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
by Elizabeth Hammill


Overview - A spectacular treasury of 150 classic nursery rhymes and new discoveries, featuring a star-studded roster of seventy-seven illustrators.
Nursery rhymes have entertained and comforted children for centuries. "Over the Hills and Far Away" is a unique collection of rhymes and verse from across the globe rhymes from the English-speaking world as well as verse that entered English from Chinese, Latino, African, and other cultures.
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Overview
A spectacular treasury of 150 classic nursery rhymes and new discoveries, featuring a star-studded roster of seventy-seven illustrators.
Nursery rhymes have entertained and comforted children for centuries. "Over the Hills and Far Away" is a unique collection of rhymes and verse from across the globe rhymes from the English-speaking world as well as verse that entered English from Chinese, Latino, African, and other cultures. With illustrations from seventy-seven artists, many celebrated throughout the world, and some just emerging, this volume is truly an adventure in language, image, and imagination. A magnificent gift for little ones hearing these verses for the first time as well as a wonderful book for family sharing across generations."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763677299
  • ISBN-10: 0763677299
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-01-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

More than 70 illustrators—Ashley Bryan, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Shirley Hughes, Jon Klassen, Jerry Pinkney, and many more—interpret 150 nursery rhymes of various global origins. Cradle songs and rhymes familiar in the Western world, such as “Hush Little Baby” (depicted by Don Cadoret with a rabbit parent and child), intermingle with more obscure selections. A Tsimshian “laughing song” from the Pacific Northwest (“The little girl was born to gather wild roses”) offers hope for a girl’s future (it’s accompanied by a luminous, rose-filled image by Tsimshian artist Bill Helin). The careful juxtaposition of the rhymes highlights both their diversity and cross-cultural commonalities: versions of “Little Miss Muffet” from England, America, Australia, and Jamaica have the girl being frightened by a spider, grasshopper, wombat, and “bredda Anancy.” A rich and wonderfully varied addition to the bookshelf of nursery-rhyme collections. Ages 3–7. (Mar.)

 
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