Category: CHILDREN`S AUTHORS

Famous children`s authors

To Autumn

by John Keats (1795-1821) Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump …

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Doctor Foster

  Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester In a shower of rain. He stepped in a puddle Right up to his middle And never went there again! **** “Doctor Foster” is an English nursery rhyme which is known since the nineteenth century.

Ding dong bell

  Ding dong bell Pussy’s in the well Who put her in? Little Johnny Flynn Who pulled her out? Little Tommy Stout What a naughty boy was that Try to drown poor Pussycat, Who ne’er did any harm But killed all the mice In the Farmer’s barn!   *** A popular English language nursery rhyme for kids …

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

by Edward Lear (1812—1888)    The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, “0 lovely Pussy, 0 Pussy, my love, What a …

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Father William

by Lewis Carroll    “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head— Do you think, at your age, it is right?” “In my youth,” Father William replied to his son, “I feared it might injure the brain; But now …

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Jabberwocky

 by Lewis Carroll   ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. ‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!’ He took his vorpal sword in …

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Daddy Fell into the Pond

 by Alfred Noyes   Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey. We had nothing to do and nothing to say. We were nearing the end of a dismal day, And then there seemed to be nothing beyond, Then Daddy fell into the pond! And everyone’s face grew merry and bright, And Timothy danced for sheer delight. “Give me the …

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Only One Mother

by George Cooper Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky, Hundreds of shells on the shore together, Hundreds of birds that go singing by, Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather. Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother …

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Caterpillar

by Christina Rossetti  Brown and furry Caterpillar in a hurry, Take your walk To the shady leaf, or stalk, Or what not, Which may be the chosen spot. No toad spy you, Hovering bird of prey pass by you; Spin and die, To live again a butterfly.      *** Kind poem by English poet …

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At the Zoo

by William Makepeace Thackeray   First I saw the white bear, then I saw the black; Then I saw the camel with a hump upon his back; Then I saw the grey wolf, with mutton in his maw; Then I saw the wombat waddle in the straw; Then I saw the elephant a-waving of his trunk; …

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