Mother Goose in Prose (Version 2)

L. Frank BAUM (1856 - 1919)

Before he wrote the Oz books, L. Frank Baum wrote this book which was the best selling book of 1897. Taking 22 beloved nursery rhymes, he explains their meaning and fascinating history. What is the true story of Little Boy Blue? Why was Mary contrary?

As he says in the introduction, "Many of these nursery rhymes are complete tales in themselves, telling their story tersely but completely; there are others which are but bare suggestions, leaving the imagination to weave in the details of the story. Perhaps therein may lie part of their charm, but however that may be I have thought the children might like the stories told at greater length, that they may dwell the longer upon their favorite heroes and heroines. For that reason I have written this book." L. Frank Baum ( Summary by Phil Chenevert)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, General

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Sing a Song o' Sixpence Phil Chenevert
00:14:18
Play 02 02 -The Story of Little Boy Blue Phil Chenevert
00:17:29
Play 03 03 - The Cat and the Fiddle Phil Chenevert
00:09:33
Play 04 04 - The Black Sheep Phil Chenevert
00:09:31
Play 05 05 -Old King Cole Phil Chenevert
00:12:44
Play 06 06 - Mistress Mary Phil Chenevert
00:16:44
Play 07 07 -The Wond'rous Wise Man Phil Chenevert
00:10:28
Play 08 08 -What Jack Horner Did Phil Chenevert
00:11:27
Play 09 09 - The Man in the Moon Phil Chenevert
00:10:33
Play 10 10 - The Jolly Miller Phil Chenevert
00:12:03
Play 11 11 - The Little Man and His Little Gun Phil Chenevert
00:09:28
Play 12 12 - Hickory Dickory Dock Phil Chenevert
00:09:10
Play 13 13 - Little Bo-Peep Phil Chenevert
00:12:11
Play 14 14 - The Story of Tommy Tucker Phil Chenevert
00:12:10
Play 15 15 - Pussy-cat Mew Phil Chenevert
00:06:42
Play 16 16 - How the Beggars Came to Town Phil Chenevert
00:20:42
Play 17 17 - Tom, the Piper's Son Phil Chenevert
00:08:19
Play 18 18 - Humpty Dumpty Phil Chenevert
00:15:02
Play 19 19 - The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Phil Chenevert
00:11:53
Play 20 20 - Little Miss Muffet Phil Chenevert
00:12:45
Play 21 21 - Three Wise Men of Gotham Phil Chenevert
00:13:22
Play 22 22 - Little Bun Rabbit Phil Chenevert
00:12:54