The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes

Author: Iona Opie,Peter Opie

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198600886

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 592

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From `A was an apple-pie' to `Yankee Doodle came to town', this classic dictionary brings together over 500 nursery rhymes, songs, nonsense jingles, lullabies, and rhyming alphabets traditionally handed on to young children. Each item comes with a unique set of notes recording its origins, publishing history, literary associations, variations, parodies, and parallels in other languages. This second edition has been revised throughout to incorporate the results of recent bibliographical scholarship, and includes a new essay on the singing tradition of nursery rhymes by Cecily Raysor Hancock. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes remains the standard work on the subject, for scholars, parents, and children alike.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Oxford University Press,TME.

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601739

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

View: 5355


More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren

Author: Iona Archibald Opie,Peter Opie

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780940322691

Category: Social Science

Page: 417

View: 1309


First published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie's The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature. Going outside the nursery, with its assortment of parent-approved entertainments, to observe and investigate the day-to-day creative intelligence and activities of children, the Opies bring to life the rites and rhymes, jokes and jeers, laws, games, and secret spells of what has been called "the greatest of savage tribes, and the only one which shows no signs of dying out."

A Nursery Companion

Author: Iona Archibald Opie

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press


Category: Alphabet

Page: 128

View: 4685


Presents reproductions of a variety of early 19th-century children's books including rhymed alphabets, nursery rhymes, a pictorial grammar, limericks, and nonsense rhymes.

The Treasures of Childhood

Books, Toys, and Games from the Opie Collection

Author: Iona Opie,Robert Opie,Brian Alderson

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781857936247

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 190

View: 7597


This survey covers virtually every aspect of childhood and every type of book, toy, game and diversion. Over a period of 40 years, Iona and Peter Opie assembled a collection of 20,000 rare children's books, comics and other printed material. The Opie's also have a substantial collection of toys and games, most of them in mint condition and often still in their original packaging. Text on the early children's books, the classic Victorian illustrated books and the magazines and comics is provided by Brian Alderson, while Peter Opie's widow, Iona, and their son, Robert, examine the non-book items via themes. Iona Opie, together with her late husband, has published such books on children's literature as The Oxford Dictionary of Nursey Rhymes and The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren.

My Very First Mother Goose

Author: Iona Opie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780744560275

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 107

View: 5889


A collection of more than sixty well-known traditional nursery rhymes.

Snuggle Up with Mother Goose

Author: Iona Opie

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076369150X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 9497


Lap reading with babies means sharing sweet verses like these beloved Mother Goose rhymes. Books and vibrant language are vitally important early learning tools. With that in mind, selected poems from Iona Opie’s classic Mother Goose nursery-rhyme compilations are gathered here in a sturdy, baby-friendly board book just right for lap time, nap time, or any time, really. Accentuating the soothing rhymes are cuddly creatures warming their hands and wishing on stars. So snuggle up with Mother Goose and give the hush-a-bye baby in your life a solid and loving head start.

I Saw Esau

The Schoolchild's Pocket Book

Author: Iona Opie,Peter Opie,Maurice Sendak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780744521511

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 160

View: 4375


A collection of rhymes that have been chanted by children for generations including rhymes of insult and retaliation, of teasing and repartee, rhymes for skipping and for counting out, riddles, tongue-twisters, narratives and nonsense.