Racehorse Publishing's Quintessential Children's Classics series is a collection of timeless children's literature. Handsomely packaged and affordable, this new series aims to revitalize these enchanting works, and continue the tradition of sharing them with the next generation of readers.
Flash back to your childhood. We all remember hearing the remarkable, rhyming tales from a mystery woman known only by the name Â Mother Goose." Having been reprinted hundreds of times and passed down from generation to generation, Mother Goose's stories are some of the most popular children's poetry in the world.
Originally made popular in the 17th century, these rhymes were on the forefront of fairy tale literature, and are often cited as the beginning of the genre. Now, these nursery rhymes are made available again in this stunning re-packaging of the classic Volland edition. This edition includes over one hundred and ten of Mother Goose's most famous nursery rhymes, a foreword, and full color illustrations on every page by renowned illustrator Frederick Richardson.
Mother Goose has still never been identified. Eulalie Osgood Grover was born in Mantorville, Minnesota. She authored over twenty books for children and was the sister of educator and publisher Edwin Osgood Grover. She passed away in 1958. Frederick Richardson was an American illustrator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, best remembered for his illustrations of works by L. Frank Baum, Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, an abundant amount of work for the publisher P.F. Volland including her timeless, illustrative masterwork Mother Goose. He passed away in 1937.