Mother Goose in Prose (Version 2)


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.4 stars; 7 reviews)

Before he wrote the Oz books, L. Frank Baum wrote this book which was the best selling book of 1897. Taking 22 beloved nursery rhymes, he explains their meaning and fascinating history. What is the true story of Little Boy Blue? Why was Mary contrary?

As he says in the introduction, "Many of these nursery rhymes are complete tales in themselves, telling their story tersely but completely; there are others which are but bare suggestions, leaving the imagination to weave in the details of the story. Perhaps therein may lie part of their charm, but however that may be I have thought the children might like the stories told at greater length, that they may dwell the longer upon their favorite heroes and heroines. For that reason I have written this book." L. Frank Baum ( Summary by Phil Chenevert) (4 hr 29 min)

Chapters

01 - Sing a Song o' Sixpence 14:18 Read by Phil Chenevert
02 -The Story of Little Boy Blue 17:29 Read by Phil Chenevert
03 - The Cat and the Fiddle 9:33 Read by Phil Chenevert
04 - The Black Sheep 9:31 Read by Phil Chenevert
05 -Old King Cole 12:44 Read by Phil Chenevert
06 - Mistress Mary 16:44 Read by Phil Chenevert
07 -The Wond'rous Wise Man 10:28 Read by Phil Chenevert
08 -What Jack Horner Did 11:27 Read by Phil Chenevert
09 - The Man in the Moon 10:33 Read by Phil Chenevert
10 - The Jolly Miller 12:03 Read by Phil Chenevert
11 - The Little Man and His Little Gun 9:28 Read by Phil Chenevert
12 - Hickory Dickory Dock 9:10 Read by Phil Chenevert
13 - Little Bo-Peep 12:11 Read by Phil Chenevert
14 - The Story of Tommy Tucker 12:10 Read by Phil Chenevert
15 - Pussy-cat Mew 6:42 Read by Phil Chenevert
16 - How the Beggars Came to Town 20:42 Read by Phil Chenevert
17 - Tom, the Piper's Son 8:19 Read by Phil Chenevert
18 - Humpty Dumpty 15:02 Read by Phil Chenevert
19 - The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe 11:53 Read by Phil Chenevert
20 - Little Miss Muffet 12:45 Read by Phil Chenevert
21 - Three Wise Men of Gotham 13:22 Read by Phil Chenevert
22 - Little Bun Rabbit 12:54 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

Another Frank Baum's Humorous books

(5 stars)

Want to learn the full story of the nursery rhymes not bare facts listen to this recording. Well told by Phil Chenevert.

Interesting Book

(4 stars)

A fun book full of tales related to some children rhymes. Phill does a good job of reading.