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More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme, written by Ada M. Marzials, is a charming and delightful collection of stories that breathes new life into beloved nursery rhymes. This book takes readers on an enchanting journey to the Land of Nursery Rhyme, a place where familiar characters come alive in new and unexpected ways.

Marzials' storytelling skills are exceptional, as she weaves imaginative narratives that expand on the plots and characters of well-known nursery rhymes. From the mischievous antics of Jack and Jill to the daring adventures of Little Jack Horner, each story presents a unique and captivating twist on the original rhymes. The author's imaginative prose and vivid descriptions effortlessly transport readers to this enchanting world, evoking a sense of wonder and charm that is truly spellbinding.

One of the standout qualities of this book is Marzials' ability to create multidimensional characters. We meet Little Miss Muffet, who transforms from a fragile girl into a courageous and independent young woman, and Humpty Dumpty, who embarks on a quest to find true friendship and redemption. These well-developed characters breathe new life into nursery rhymes that have, for many, become oversimplified and one-dimensional over time.

Furthermore, the book's underlying themes of friendship, bravery, and resilience resonate deeply with readers of all ages. Marzials effortlessly imbues her narratives with valuable life lessons, reminding readers of the enduring power and relevance of these timeless stories. Each tale unfolds like a moral fable, carrying educational messages that instill positive values while keeping readers entertained and engaged.

The illustrations in More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme are nothing short of enchanting. The intricate and vibrant drawings by renowned artist Ada Grantham complement Marzials' storytelling perfectly, immersing readers in the magical realm of nursery rhymes. The illustrations not only captivate the eye but also provide visual cues that enhance the understanding and enjoyment of the stories.

One of the few drawbacks of this book is its brevity. While Marzials' writing is engaging and compelling, the tales feel somewhat fleeting. Readers may find themselves wishing for a more extensive exploration of the Land of Nursery Rhyme and its inhabitants. However, this slight drawback does not detract from the book's overall enchantment and appeal.

In conclusion, More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme is a whimsical and imaginative collection of stories that will undoubtedly captivate readers young and old. Ada M. Marzials' ability to breathe new life into classic nursery rhymes with her exceptional storytelling, coupled with Ada Grantham's stunning illustrations, makes this book a must-read for anyone seeking a delightful escape into the magical world of nursery rhymes. Whether reading to children or rediscovering the joy of these timeless tales yourself, this book's charm and creativity are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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[Frontispiece: Jack and Jill in the Witch's House.]

MORE TALES

IN THE LAND OF

NURSERY RHYME

BY

ADA M. MARZIALS

AUTHOR OF

"IN THE LAND OF NURSERY RHYME"

WITH FRONTISPIECE

LONDON: H. R. ALLENSON, LIMITED

RACQUET COURT, FLEET STREET, E.C.

1913

TO

MY LITTLE COUSINS

KATHLEEN AND DOROTHY

CONTENTS

THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY JACK AND JILL LITTLE MISS MUFFET PUSSY CAT, PUSSY CAT HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE!

THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW

" Different people have different opinions "

The North Wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will the robin do then? Poor thing! He will sit in a barn, And to keep himself warm He will hide his head under his wing. Poor thing!

Oh, how cold it was!

The North Wind howled round the barn, whirling the snowflakes into a little heap inside the half open door. Even beyond the little heap of snow, right inside the barn among the whisps of hay and straw, and beyond the pile of turnips piled up in one far corner, it was still bitterly cold and draughty.

The few birds left had found their way into the old barn for shelter, and were close together on a low bar of wood at the far end, where they sat ruffling their feathers and shivering... Continue reading book >>




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