Over the Hills and Far Away

Over the Hills and Far Away

A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
A lavish, gift-appropriate treasury of nursery rhymes features contributions by dozens of illustrators and is comprised of 150 classic and lesser-known modern verses from myriad world regions.

Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763677299
Branch Call Number: J 398.8 OVE
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Hammill, Elizabeth - Compiler


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ChristchurchLib May 25, 2015

Even by the numbers, Over the Hills and Far Away is impressive: it boasts 150 nursery rhymes from 23 cultures around the world, illustrated by 76 different artists, including big names such as Eric Carle, Jon Klassen, Jerry Pinkney, Lucy Cousins, and Mo Willems. Not only is this collection inclusive and attractive, it's also cleverly arranged, so that complementary rhymes (such as Peter Piper and Betty Botter) are paired and different versions of similar rhymes (four variations on Little Miss Muffet, for instance) are grouped together. Just like nursery rhymes themselves, this lavish and versatile volume has broad, enduring appeal.

Picture books newsletter May 2015.


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