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The twenty-four nursery rhymes found here were culled from out-of-print books or “rescued from memories of older people.” Most are long and filled with the jingling and sturdy humor of traditional nursery rhymes. They are illustrated with vigorous drawings in black and green. Simple music is given for those rhymes that have tunes.
- Randolph Caldecott Medal 1938 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780671878535
Aunt Honoria predicts that Conn will leave Ireland and head west. Now he is in Chicago working on a construction project for a man named Ferris. His aunt has also made the wild prediction that he will ride the world's biggest wheel. Conn does as soon as Mr. Ferris's daring project is completed for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
The excitement among the wild creatures is contagious as Little Georgie enthusiastically tells every one of them that new folks are coming to the old farmhouse. All of the animals anxiously await the day the newcomers will arrive, afraid they might be the kind who have guns or dogs or even poison.
Writing of his mother and father and their mothers and fathers, Lawson says they, like the ancestors of many others, were never famous but were “strong and good” and helped to build America. Line-and-brush drawings are sometimes humorous but more often depict the strength and goodness of the land and its people.
- Randolph Caldecott Medal 1941 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780670699490
The Highland relatives want Wee Gillis to stalk stags with them. The Lowland relatives want him to tend the cows. After years of doing both, Wee Gillis has powerful lungs from calling the cows, and he has learned to sit very still from stalking stags— just the skills needed to play a bagpipe! Line drawings sparkle with humorous spirit.
- Randolph Caldecott Medal 1939 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9781590172063