by Elizabeth Hammill 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."
Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Rhymes
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- About The Author ELIZABETH HAMMILL is the initiator and co-founder of Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books - Britain's first museum celebrating and collecting the UK's children literature. As Artistic and Collections Director, she laid the foundations for the centre's novel approach to exhibition design and interpretation in seven ground-breaking shows and for its unique and growing collection of original papers, artwork and books by modern British writers and illustrators for children. She drew on her earlier experiences as a primary teacher in New York City, a book-loving mother of two sons, and a nationally recognised children's bookseller in Newcastle upon Tyne, first at the independent Bookhouse and then Waterstone's. ISBN-13: 9780763677299 Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA) Publish Date: March 2015 Page Count: 160 Reading Level: Ages 3-7 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Poetry | General - Nursery rhymes -Children's poetry - Poetry