Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Space Child's Mother Goose

The 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.

Originally published the year before sputnik was launched, I find it oddly reassuring that this very strange and wonderful book by Frederick Winsor and illustrated by Marian Parry is still in print.

You can read a few more of these pre-space age rhymes for future space children here and here.

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