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A Child's Own Book of Verse II by  Ada M. Skinner

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book Two
by Ada Skinner
Second volume of A Child's Own Book of Verse, a three-volume set planned for use during the four primary years. This unusually fine collection of poetry was selected with the child's interests in mind. Includes sound rhymes and jingles to appeal to the ear, descriptive poems to create images in the mind's eye, lullabies and lyrics to warm the heart, and story-telling poems to stir the imagination. Attractively illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.  Ages 6-9
137 pages $8.95   






I passed by a garden, a little Dutch garden,

Where useful and pretty things grew,—

Heartsease and tomatoes, and pinks and potatoes,

And lilies and onions and rue.

I saw in that garden, that little Dutch garden,

A chubby Dutch man with a spade,

And a rosy Dutch frau with a shoe like a scow,

And a flaxen-haired little Dutch maid.

There grew in that garden, that little Dutch garden,

Blue flag flowers lovely and tall,

And early blush roses, and little pink posies,

And Gretchen was fairer than all.

My heart 's in that garden, that little Dutch garden,—

It tumbled right in as I passed,

'Mid wildering mazes of spinach and daisies,

And Gretchen is holding it fast.


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