A Space Child's Mother Goose
Little Jack Horner

A Space Child's Mother Goose

Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner
Sits in a corner
Extracting cube roots to infinity,
An assignment for boys
That will minimize noise
And produce a more peaceful vicinity.

Readers of a certain age grew up with a wonderful book of verse and drawings called The Space Child's Mother Goose. The book is long out of print. However, with kind permission from the artist, Marian Parry, and the family of the late author, Frederick Winsor, we are reprinting some of the poems. It is our hope that a sensible book publisher will see them and decide that 21st century spacechildren, too, crave poetry and verse.

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2001:
We are extremely pleased to report that The Space Child’s Mother Goose has just been reissued in a spiffy new edition, published by Purple House Press. Its ISBN is 1-930900-07-4.

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