18 november 2009

~ Mabel Betsy Hill

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Mabel Betsy Hill was born in 1877 and died in ?


A Few of the many books she illustrated:
-The enchanted playhouse
-The snowed-in family
-Judy Jo's magic island
-Down-along Apple market street
-Big, little, smaller and least
-Summer comes to Apple Market street
-Surprise for Judy Jo
-Jack o'lantern for Judy Jo
-A day with Mopsy
. Mabel Hill.
Wynken and Blynken and Nod one day,
sailed off in a wooden shoe,
Sailed on a river of crystal light, into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
that live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
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The old moon laughed and sang a song,
as they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long,
ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish,
that lived in that beautiful sea
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish--
Never afeard are we";
So cried the stars to the fishermen three;
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
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All night long their nets they threw,
to the stars in the twinkling foam
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
bringing the fishermen home;
"Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed as if it could not be,
And some folks thought 'twas a dream
they'd dreamed,of sailing that beautiful sea
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
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Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
and Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
is a wee on'e trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings of
wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things as you rock
in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken and Nod.
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Illustrator:  Mabel Betsy Hill
Book:  Bolenius Second Reader
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Mabel Betsy Hill

3 opmerkingen:

Madelief zei

Hoi Anna,

Wat een prachtig gedichtje en lieve tekeningen!

Fijne dag!

Lieve groet,

Madelief

Aputsiaq zei

Cute illustrations ;O))) Thanks Anna!

Hermes zei

That first picture is me at 5 or 6. Love them.