An Appalachian Mother Goose

An Appalachian Mother Goose

Author: James Still

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813132525

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Who hasn't heard of Jack Sprat, Little Boy Blue, and Peter the pumpkin eater? These colorful characters from the Mother Goose rhymes have been a staple of children's literature for the last two hundred years. James Still, long known for his ability to bring the rhythmic and evocative language of the Appalachian region onto the page, now brings fresh life to these rhymes. This new Mother Goose introduces readers to the delights of gooseberry pie, the festivities of Jockey Day, and the dangers of witch-broom. Who knew that the man in the moon was really on his way to Hazard, Kentucky, or that a person "has only to bathe in honey dew" to avoid getting freckles?
An Appalachian Mother Goose
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James Still
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Who hasn't heard of Jack Sprat, Little Boy Blue, and Peter the pumpkin eater? These colorful characters from the Mother Goose rhymes have been a staple of children's literature for the last two hundred years. James Still, long known for his ability to bring the rhythmic and evocative language of
The Wolfpen Notebooks
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: James Still
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-18 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

After keeping school for six years at the forks of Troublesome Creek in the Kentucky hills, James Still moved to a century-old log house between the waters of Wolfpen Creek and Dead Mare Branch, on Little Carr Creek, and became "the man in the bushes" to his curious neighbors. Still
The Run for the Elbertas
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: James Still
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-17 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

In language both spare and colorful, sure in its command of Appalachian dialect and poetic in its evocation of mountain settings, James Still's stories reveal the lives of his people -- lives of privation and struggle, lived with honesty as well as humor. With a foreword by Cleanth Brooks and
From the Mountain, From the Valley
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: James Still
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-23 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

“One of our greatest American poets. In particular he has captured the spirit and language of the Appalachian South . . . like no other.” —Lee Smith, New York Times-bestselling author James Still first achieved national recognition in the 1930s as a poet. Although he is better known today as
Appalachian Heritage
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James Still
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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