Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures

Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures

Indiana Bicentennial Edition
James Whitcomb Riley
Illustrated by Will Vawter
Introduction by Norbert Krapf, former Indiana Poet Laureate
Distribution: World
Publication date: 3/31/2016
Format: paper 200 pages, 150 b&w illus.
5.25 x 7.625
ISBN: 978-0-253-02279-0
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A must-have for Riley enthusiasts everywhere, this classic book has been faithfully reproduced for Indiana’s state bicentennial. Now with an introduction by lifelong Riley enthusiast and former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf, this charming book contains 39 of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, including "Old Aunt Mary's," "Little Orphant Annie," and "The Raggedy Man." Graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's illustrations of such poems as "The Nine Goblins," "The Circus Day Parade," and "Barefoot, Hungry, Lean Ornery Boys," this book offers a look at how childhood was lived a century ago. First produced in 1890, Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures recalls simpler times gone by.

Author Bio

James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916) was a best-selling American writer and poet. Known as “the Children’s Poet,” he is author of several collections, including The Old Swimmin' Hole, Pipes o' Pan at Zekesbury, and Home Folks.

Will Vawter (1871–1941) was an artist, illustrator, and frequent collaborator with James Whitcomb Riley.

Norbert Krapf, Indiana Poet Laureate (2008–2010), is Emeritus Professor of English at Long Island University. He is author of
Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet's Journal of Healing, American Dreams: Reveries and Revisitations, and Songs in Sepia and Black and White (IUP, 2012).

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Table of Contents

Contents
At Aunty’s House
Bear Story, The
Boy Lives on Our Farm, The
Boys’ Candidate, The
Bumblebee, The
Circus-Day Parade, The
Curly Locks
Days Gone By, The
Down Around the River
Envoy
Funny Little Fellow, The
Grandfather Squeers
Happy Little Cripple, The
Home-Made Fairy-Tale, A
Impetuous Resolve, An
Jolly Miller, The
Life-Lesson, A
Little Coat, The
Little Orphant Annie
Lugubrious Whing-Whang, The
Naughty Claude
Nine Little Goblins, The
Old Aunt Mary’s
Old Hay-Mow, The
Old Tramp, The
One the Sunny Side
Our Hired Girl
Pet Coon, The
Pixy People, The
Raggedy Man, The
Rider of the Knee, The
Runaway Boy, The
South Wind and the Sun, The
Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me, The
Sudden Shower, A
Time of Clearer Twitterings
Waitin’ fer the Cat to Die
Who Santy-Claus Wuz
Winter Fancies
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