Mary Had a Little Lamb

by Sarah Hale and Bruce McMillan

A modern interpretation is given to the familiar nursery rhyme as McMillan's... read more

A modern interpretation is given to the familiar nursery rhyme as McMillan's clearly reproduced color photographs show Mary as a contemporary rural African-American child. An afterword provides a history of the rhyme, full text of the original 1830 version and a sample lesson from an 1857 McGuffey Reader which used the rhyme to teach reading. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990

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