Mary and Her Little Lamb

Mary and Her Little Lamb

The True Story of the Famous Nursery Rhyme

Book - 2011
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In 1810s Massachusetts, young Mary Elizabeth Sawyer nurses a sickly lamb back to health and becomes the subject of a famous nursery rhyme. Includes facts about the real Mary, John Roulstone who wrote the rhyme, and Lowell Mason who set it to music.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780399251542
Branch Call Number: E MOSES
Characteristics: 36 p. : col. ill., music ; 25 x 30 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Mar 26, 2013

Did you know that the song "Mary Had a Little Lamb" is based in fact? This folk-art-style illustrated book tells the story of Mary Elizabeth Sawyer, who lived in Sterling, Massachusetts and attended the Redstone Schoolhouse in Sudbury. She loved animals, especially the sheep on her family's farm, and after she rescued a runt of a newborn lamb and nursed it to health, Mary's lamb really did follow her to school. This very sweet story explains how, after that incident, the famous song came to be - and may make you appreciate it anew!

March 2013 Picture books newsletter.


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