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Pop Goes the Weasel : The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
by Albert Jack and Lara Carlini

Overview - From the international bestselling author of "Red Herrings and White Elephants"-a curious guide to the hidden histories of classic nursery rhymes.
Who was Mary Quite Contrary, or Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson?
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More About Pop Goes the Weasel by Albert Jack; Lara Carlini
 
 
 
Overview
From the international bestselling author of "Red Herrings and White Elephants"-a curious guide to the hidden histories of classic nursery rhymes.
Who was Mary Quite Contrary, or Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill actually represent the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring Around the Rosie isn't about the plague, then what is it really about?
This book is a quirky, curious, and sometimes sordid look at the truth behind popular nursery rhymes that uncovers the strange tales that inspired them-from Viking raids to political insurrection to smuggling slaves to freedom.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399535550
  • ISBN-10: 0399535551
  • Publisher: Perigee Books
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 252
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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