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Street Rhymes Around the World

By Jane Yolen
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Book Details
  • Author: Jane Yolen
  • Binding: Library Binding
  • Published: 1992-03-01
  • Edition: 1st
Based on the idea that although children of every nation speak different languages the language of play is international, this collection of 32 street rhymes from 17 nations and republics offers each rhyme in its native language (Portuguese, Tamil, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Greek, German, Bantu (Mambwe), Danish, Cheyenne, French, Armenian, Dutch) along with a translation in English. Illustrations in the collection are from artists native to the countries represented and portray children in song and in play. Most of the rhymes in the collection are traditional and have been handed down from generation to generation of children. Rhymes are from the following countries: France, Germany, Mexico, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Republic of Russia, the United States, Native America/Cheyenne, Republic of Armenia, Brazil, Zambia, People's Republic of China, Denmark, and England. (NKA)