Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures

Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures : Indiana Bicentennial Edition

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A must-have for Riley enthusiasts everywhere, this classic book has been faithfully reproduced for Indiana's state bicentennial. Now with an introduction by lifelong Riley enthusiast and former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf, this charming book contains 39 of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, including "Old Aunt Mary's," "Little Orphant Annie," and "The Raggedy Man." Graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's illustrations of such poems as "The Nine Goblins," "The Circus Day Parade," and "Barefoot, Hungry, Lean Ornery Boys," this book offers a look at how childhood was lived a century ago. First produced in 1890, Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures recalls simpler times gone more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 12.7mm | 340g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Bicentennial
  • 150 b&w illus.
  • 0253022797
  • 9780253022790

About James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was a best-selling American writer and poet. Known as "the Children's Poet," he is author of several collections, including The Old Swimmin' Hole, Pipes o' Pan at Zekesbury, and Home Folks.Will Vawter (1871-1941) was an artist, illustrator, and frequent collaborator with James Whitcomb Riley.Norbert Krapf, Indiana Poet Laureate (2008-2010), is Emeritus Professor of English at Long Island University. He is author of Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet's Journal of Healing, American Dreams: Reveries and Revisitations, and Songs in Sepia and Black and White (IUP, 2012).show more

Table of contents

ContentsAt Aunty's HouseBear Story, TheBoy Lives on Our Farm, TheBoys' Candidate, TheBumblebee, TheCircus-Day Parade, TheCurly LocksDays Gone By, TheDown Around the RiverEnvoyFunny Little Fellow, TheGrandfather SqueersHappy Little Cripple, TheHome-Made Fairy-Tale, AImpetuous Resolve, AnJolly Miller, TheLife-Lesson, ALittle Coat, TheLittle Orphant AnnieLugubrious Whing-Whang, TheNaughty ClaudeNine Little Goblins, TheOld Aunt Mary'sOld Hay-Mow, TheOld Tramp, TheOne the Sunny SideOur Hired GirlPet Coon, ThePixy People, TheRaggedy Man, TheRider of the Knee, TheRunaway Boy, TheSouth Wind and the Sun, TheSquirtgun Uncle Maked Me, TheSudden Shower, ATime of Clearer TwitteringsWaitin' fer the Cat to DieWho Santy-Claus WuzWinter Fanciesshow more

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