Welcome!

 

Welcome to Mother Goose Let Loose, a website designed to enlighten viewers about a number of issues pertaining to the collection of fairytales and nursery rhymes attributed to Mother Goose.  In addition to presenting many of the jingles in their various versions (Rhyme over Time), viewers can find information concerning the person behind the pen (Who’s the Goose),  what these silly rhymes really mean (Gleaning the Meaning), and a brief history of Children’s Literature as a genre (Field Revealed).

There is, however, much discrepancy over what stories and rhymes are considered authentic to the Mother Goose series.  Sources vary in what they categorize as true Goose, but some classic fairy tales frequently attributed to the author are Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast, and Puss in Boots

Similarly, there are countless rhymes that have been dubbed a part of Mother Goose’s gaggle over the centuries, but some of the most well known include “Hickery Dickery Dock,” “Jack and Jill,” “Little Boy Blue,” “Humpty Dumpty,” “Jack Spratt,” “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,” and “Three Blind Mice.” 

This site consists mainly of a sampling of such rhymes, focusing on those most likely to be familiar to many audiences. 

 

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