Pop Goes the Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel

The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

Book - 2009 | 1st American ed.
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From the international bestselling author of Red Herrings and White Elephants --a curious guide to the hidden histories of classic nursery rhymes.

Who was Mary Quite Contrary, or Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill actually represent the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring Around the Rosie isn't about the plague, then what is it really about?

This book is a quirky, curious, and sometimes sordid look at the truth behind popular nursery rhymes that uncovers the strange tales that inspired them--from Viking raids to political insurrection to smuggling slaves to freedom.

Read Albert Jack's posts on the Penguin Blog.
Publisher: New York : Perigee, 2009.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780399535550
0399535551
Branch Call Number: 398.8094 JACK
Characteristics: xv, 252 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Carlini, Lara

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