Over the Hills and Far Away A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World
Written by Elizabeth Hammill
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Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.
A fine collection of poems and rhymes from all over the world, collected together by Elizabeth Hammill, renowned for her support and expertise in the world of children's literature. A host of fantastic illustrators including Axel Scheffler, Robert Ingpen and Shirley Hughes have donated their work to support Seven Stories, a national archive of British authors and illustrators.
The Good Book Guide Review. This is a beautifully presented treasury of nursery rhymes from English-speaking countries around the world. The collection combines a mixture of traditional nursery rhymes with verses from African, Native American and Maori cultures. The rhymes are accompanied by a diverse range of illustrations created by many artists, including Eric Carle, Shirley Hughes and Nick Sharratt. (Ages 5–9)
~ Andrea Rayner
Over the Hills and Far Away A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World by Elizabeth Hammill
There are 150 rhymes in this collection, from countries all over the English-speaking world, including Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, South Africa and the Caribbean. This comprehensive collection contains all the best-loved nursery rhymes, but also some new discoveries, and vibrant rhymes from Native American, First Nation, Inuit and Maori cultures.
Each double-page spread is illustrated by a different artist, who has donated his or her work to the Collection or Archive at Seven Stories, Britain's National Centre for Children's Books. With 76 featured artists, this is a star-studded roll call of international award-winners and world-class bestselling illustrators as well as emerging talent.
'A lovely compendium of nursery rhymes from around the world.'
'What an adventure!... Elizabeth has made the world her subject and a happy razzmatazz she has made of it. May it enjoy a long, long life, generating fun for rhyme-lovers across that world and spreading the news of the growing fame of Seven Stories.'
'Children's publishers are increasingly looking beyond the UK's borders for the next big thing...Frances Lincoln's announcement that they will publish Over the Hills and Far Away, a collection of rhymes from around the English-speaking world.'
Every child, every young family deserves the chance to share this outstanding book
Sally Morris The Daily Mail
Marilyn Brocklehurst The Bookseller
Nicholas Tucker The Independent
About the Author
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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2nd October 2014
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