Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

First publishing of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, Mother Goose’s Melody: or Sonnets for the Cradle, was published in London, England, in 1781 by John Newbery. The 51 rhymes included: Ding Dong Bell, Hush-a-Bye Baby, and Jack and Jill by editor and playwright Oliver Goldsmith. The name Mother Goose was from Charles Perrault, the fairy tale French writer, whose collection, Contes de ma mere l’oye (Tales of My Mother Goose) appeared in 1697.

Date:
      1781, 1697
Name(s):
      John Newbery
Occupation:
      Publisher
Location:
      London, England

Additional Information:

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  • Pook Press History of Mother Goose Rhymes >> Classic Nursery Stories
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