Ride A-Cock Horse and Other Rhymes and Stories

Ride A-Cock Horse and Other Rhymes and Stories - Everyman's Library Children's Classics

Hardback (12 Oct 1995)

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Publisher's Synopsis

'The very essence of all illustration for children's books' said The Times on Christmas Eve, 1878, shortly after the publication of Caldecott's first two picture books, or Toy Books as they were called, John Gilpin and The House that Jack Built. They were an immediate success, and in Caldecott's special talent for juxtaposing words and pictures, he created a tradition of children's picture-book making that continues to the present day and has influenced many artists, in particular, Maurice Sendak. Between 1878 and 1886 Cldecott produced sixteen picture books, taking as texts traditional rhymes and songs, and illustrating them in sepia colour with great humour and feeling for the English countryside which so often provides the background. The collection reproduces eight of his books, including The Babes in the Wood, Oliver Goldsmith's Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, The Great Panjandrum Himself, The Queen of Hearts, Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross, and Sing a Song Of Sixpence.

Book information

ISBN: 9781857159349
Publisher: Everyman
Imprint: Everyman's Library Children's Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 398.8
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 470g
Height: 212mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 20mm