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Antique Book French Nursery Rhymes 1927 Nursery Friends from France Childrens Bedtime Stories Poems Songs Color Illustrations. Children's Nursery Stories titled 'Nursery Friends from France'
This is the perfect children's bedtime story, beautiful color illustrations, poems, songs translated to english, and plenty of stories for the young child. Nursery Friends book is over 80 years old! The cover is worn, but the pages are clean and the binding is tight. Book measures 8 1/2 inches X 11 inches, weighs 3 pounds, and has 191 pages.

Translated by Olive Beaupre Miller
Illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham
Published by the book house for Children, Chicago, copyright 1925,1927.
Foreword reads:
These little chansons (french songs), which take the place of nursery rhymes in France, have been beloved by generations of french children, for most of them are at least a hundred years old. They come to America, bearing the lively, varied rhythms, now gay and bounding in merriment, now sweet and tender, which can well up from no single writer, but only from the hearts of a whole people. There is more of the real France in these rhymes than in volumes of more learned books. And what a kaleidoscope of French life-shepherds and shepherdesses, now from the dainty fancy of a Watteau, now from the rugged reality of a Jules Breton, peasants, and princes, citizens and villagers, ploughmen and sailors, lawyers and millers, carpenters and blacksmiths,duchesses and beggars. Now one wanders in shops and city squares where dames of Paris sweep all day; in a moment, presto! there is the countryside-flowery meadows, green fields, and forests, chateaux, thatched cottages and Gothic church spires. This is France and this is the French chanson.

Antique Book French Nursery Rhymes 1927 Nursery Friends from France Childrens Bedtime Stories Poems Songs Color Illustrations


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: french nursery rhyme book, french bedtime story book, french book
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