Mother Goose in Prose

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(4.6 stars; 25 reviews)

Whether Mother Goose was a real person or a myth, the songs that are attributed to her name are what we remember from our childhood. Some of these nursery rhymes are complete tales in themselves. There are others which are mere suggestions, leaving the imagination to weave in the details of the story. Many of the rhymes’ origins even at the time of this books writing, could be traced back decades or centuries. L Frank Baum in 1897, while living in Chicago, collected the rhymes and created short stories around them which add context and understanding for children who are drawn to the familiar melodies. (Summary by Westwinds12) (4 hr 46 min)


Introduction 9:55 Read by Barbara Wedge
Singa Song o Sixpense 14:10 Read by Westwinds12
Little Boy Blue 18:22 Read by Westwinds12
The Cat and the Fiddle 10:00 Read by Westwinds12
The Black Sheep 9:57 Read by Westwinds12
Old King Cole 13:06 Read by Westwinds12
Mistress Mary 17:36 Read by Patricia Oakley
The Wondrous Wise Man 12:14 Read by Andrew Lebrun
What Little Jack Horner Did 9:39 Read by Christie Nowak
The Man in the Moon 12:29 Read by Julian Jamison
The Jolly Miller 10:59 Read by Christie Nowak
The Little Man and His Little Gun 11:42 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
Hickory Dickory Dock 10:32 Read by Patricia Oakley
Little Bo-Peep 12:08 Read by Barbara Wedge
The Story of Tommy Tucker 10:35 Read by JemmaBlythe
Pussy Cat Mew 7:27 Read by Patricia Oakley
How the Beggars Came To Town 19:18 Read by Charlene Harris
Tom The Piper’s Son 8:21 Read by Judy Bieber
Humpty Dumpty 16:22 Read by Patricia Oakley
The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe 11:00 Read by Christiane Levesque
Little Miss Muffet 11:49 Read by Brennan Holtzclaw
Three Wise Men of Gotham 16:14 Read by David Barnes
Little Bun Rabbit 12:29 Read by Judy Bieber


(5 stars)

Delightful and refreshing. I would listen to a story each night to help settle my mind for sleep. They were just the right length and fanciful enough to shift my thoughts from my daytine stresses. I highly recommend this book for any age.

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(5 stars)

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(4.5 stars)

hilarious and entertaining! enjoyable

loved it

(5 stars)

It was a great story 4 kids

(5 stars)

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