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Mother Goose of Pudding Lane

By Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

Celebrated picture book creators Chris Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky offer one possible answer to the age-old question: Who was Mother Goose?

We all love to hear Mother Goose rhymes and riddles. But did you know that there was a real Mother Goose who lived in Boston more than three hundred years ago? In 1692, Elizabeth Foster married a widower with ten children. His name was Isaac Goose, and after they married, Elizabeth became Mother Goose. She and Isaac had four more children together, and to help her care for such a big and boisterous family, Mother Goose sang songs and lullabies and made up rhymes and poems. Her nursery rhymes and stories were published at a print shop on Pudding Lane in Boston, though no copies of her book exist today. In a book featuring some of Mother Goose’s best-loved works, Vladimir Radunsky’s bright and humorous illustrations and Chris Raschka’s rhyming poems tell the little-known story of the Goose children, Isaac, and Elizabeth herself — the Mother Goose of Pudding Lane.

  • The completely true and possibly entirely fabricated story of Boston's own Mother Goose.
  • Includes both traditional nursery rhymes and newly invented ones from Chris Raschka.
  • From multiple award-winning creators, Chris Raschka and Vladmir Radunsky collaborate on what is sure to be a family treasure.

About the author

Chris Raschka is an author and illustrator of many books for children. He is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and the author-illustrator of A Ball for Daisy, both Caldecott Medal winners. He also illustrated four poetry collections by Paul B. Janeczko and is the author-illustrator of The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra. Chris Raschka lives in New York City.

About the illustrator

Vladimir Radunsky (1954–2018) illustrated many books for children, including On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne, and was the author-illustrator of such books as The Mighty Asparagus, You?,and I Love You Dude.

ISBN: 9780763675233
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 210 x 279mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 03/09/19 at 02:53:12
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