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The Real Mother Goose {Free eBook}

The Real Mother Goose {Free eBook}

The Real Mother Goose {Free eBook}

A favorite on many homeschool reading lists, The Real Mother Goose illustrated Blanche Fisher Wright, is available as a free eBook.

Published in 1916, The Real Mother Goose contains over two hundred nursery rhymes that many of us grew up with.

Well known rhymes include:

  • Baa, Baa Black Sheep
  • Banbury Cross
  • The Cat and the Fiddle
  • Diddle Diddle Dumpling
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • The House That Jack Built
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Jack and Jill
  • Jack Sprat
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Little Boy Blue
  • The Little Girl With a Curl
  • Little Jack Horner
  • Mary Mary Quite Contrary
  • Miss Muffet
  • The Mulberry Bush
  • Old King Cole
  • Old Mother Hubbard
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  • Pat-a-Cake
  • Pease Porridge
  • Peter Piper
  • Robin Redbreast
  • Thirty Days Hath September
  • Three Blind Mice
  • What Are Little Boys Made Of?

This is not a “politically correct” book as most of these rhymes have been handed down through the centuries. Some are silly. Some are senseless. Some seem to have lost their meaning over time. The illustrations reflect a far different time.

But don’t let the older flavor put you off. Enjoy these nursery rhymes for what they are, for their rhythm and rhyme, for the music and song of childhood, or use the opportunity to learn about a different era.

Free eBook

Additional Resources

The Real Mother Goose Junior Edition
Selected nursery rhymes from the same book. Less busy and perhaps more accessible for the youngest children.

Nursery Rhymes
Free 9-page nursery rhymes copywork/notebooking paper download from

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