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Nine Little Goslings   By: (1835-1905)

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Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge is a heartwarming and delightful children's book that captures the essence of family, friendship, and adventure. The story revolves around a family of little goslings, each with their unique personalities and quirks.

The book introduces us to the loving and caring mother goose, Mrs. Graywings, who sets out on a journey with her nine little goslings. As they explore their surroundings, the goslings encounter various challenges and obstacles along the way, relying on their wits, teamwork, and the guidance of their courageous mother to overcome them.

The author's writing style is simple yet captivating, with vivid descriptions that bring the world of these little goslings to life. The storyline is engaging, filled with excitement and unexpected twists that keep young readers eagerly turning the pages. Coolidge artfully weaves important life lessons throughout the narrative, teaching children the values of resilience, kindness, and perseverance.

Moreover, the characters in Nine Little Goslings are endearing and relatable. Each gosling possesses a distinct personality, which young readers will find themselves easily identifying with. From the curious and adventurous George, to the shy but clever Lucy, and the mischievous twins Pip and Pop, every gosling adds a unique element to the story, making it all the more enjoyable.

One of the highlights of the book is the strong bond between the goslings and their mother. Mrs. Graywings is not only a protective figure but also a wise and nurturing guide. Her love for her goslings shines through in every chapter, making her a role model for both children and adults alike. The family dynamics in this book serve as a reminder of the importance of love, support, and unity within a family unit.

Finally, Nine Little Goslings is beautifully complemented with charming illustrations that perfectly capture the spirit and innocence of these little creatures. The colorful and whimsical artwork adds an extra layer of charm to the narrative, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the world of the goslings even further.

In conclusion, Nine Little Goslings is a delightful children's book that will capture the hearts of young readers and leave a lasting impression. With its captivating storytelling, lovable characters, and important life lessons, Susan Coolidge once again proves her talent for creating meaningful and enjoyable children's literature. This book is a must-read for any child who enjoys tales of adventure, friendship, and the beauty of family bonds.

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NINE LITTLE GOSLINGS.

by

SUSAN COOLIDGE,

Author of "The New Year's Bargain," "Mischief's Thanksgiving," "What Katy Did," "What Katy Did at School."

With Illustrations.

CURLY LOCKS. GOOSEY, GOOSEY GANDER. LITTLE BO PEEP. MISTRESS MARY. LADY BIRD. ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE. RIDE A COCK HORSE. LADY QUEEN ANNE. UP, UP, UP, AND DOWN, DOWN, DOWN Y.

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Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1893.

Copyright, 1875. By Roberts Brothers.

[Illustration]

University Press ยท John Wilson & Son, Cambridge.

When nursery lamps are veiled, and nurse is singing In accents low, Timing her music to the cradle's swinging, Now fast, now slow,

Singing of Baby Bunting, soft and furry In rabbit cloak, Or rock a byed amid the toss and flurry Of wind swept oak;

Of Boy Blue sleeping with his horn beside him, Of my son John, Who went to bed (let all good boys deride him) With stockings on;

Of sweet Bo Peep following her lambkins straying; Of Dames in shoes; Of cows, considerate, 'mid... Continue reading book >>




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