ABCs of Mother Goose Lore
Welcome to
The Official Home of the
   Mother Goose Society
                      For the child-at-heart, the literary-afficianado­--
anyone with an interest in the long tradition of Mother Goose.
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This Web-home is intended to span the many areas in which Mother Goose lives on. 
It goes beyond the rhymes--to history, literature, rhythms, recipes, games, 
examples of wonderful illustrations, and more. 
Have fun delving into the fascinating lore of the Mother Goose heritage.
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Can you say "Mother Goose" 
in several languages? Learn some here.

 
Do you know all the words to 
"What Folks Are Made Of"?   See them here.
Richardson 1912
What is the entire A to Z of Peter Piper's 
Alphabet? Find out here.
What is the Mother Goose Society?

The Mother Goose Society was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar, author of two books about Mother Goose and another about early childhood rhymes and rhythms.*  Glo is Webmaster of this site.

Purpose: "To re-appreciate the old nursery rhymes."

Motto: "Either alone or in sharing, read childhood nursery favorites and feel the warmth of Mother Goose's embrace."

The Mother Goose Society is a concept, not a dues-paying or membership organization.
We have no posters, dolls, or anything else to sell. 
We hope you'll enjoy and find uses for the Mother Goosey information on this Web Site.

What we do have is an enduring love for the Mother Goose persona and for the rhymes and other childhood pleasures attributed to her.


 
* Books by Gloria T. Delamar from which much of the material on this Web Site is excerpted.
Available on the internet at all major online book dealers or through local bookstores.
Gloria (Glo) holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a former Kindergarten teacher.
The author of eleven books, she now writes fulltime and teaches writing at an adult school..
Mother Goose Family Cookbook:
Rhymes & Recipes; Activities & Histories
Forthcoming











 

Mother Goose: from Nursery to Literature
(An adult reference.for lovers of
Mother Goose history and lore.)
McFarland Publishers, 1987-2000;. 
 Authors Guild Back-in-Print Books, published through iUniverse, 2001-present. 
Paperback; 336 pages.
Children's Counting-Out Rhymes, Fingerplays, Jump-rope and Bounce-Ball Chants and Other Rhythms: 
A Comprehensive English-Language Reference
(Spine Title:Children's Rhymes and Rhythms)
(An adult reference for teachers, 
camp counselors, parents.)
McFarland Publishers, Jefferson, NC, 1983-present.
Hardback, acid-free paper; 206 pages;
Paperback reprint, 2006
Mother Goose Society copyright © 1987
Gloria T. Delamar
Web Site copyright © 1998 
Gloria T. Delamar
If you have comments about this Website
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However, for questions about Mother Goose origins, Loki, words of particular rhymes, or value of old books, toys, etc., please see
Q & A about Mother Goose.
Web Site Debut  April 14, 1998
Major Revision & Relocation  April 8, 2007
Last Revised  April 30, 2007
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