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Mother Goose

n.
The imaginary author of Mother Goose's Tales, a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London in the 1700s.
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Mother Goose

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the imaginary author of the collection of nursery rhymes published in 1781 in London as Mother Goose's Melody
[C18: translated from French Contes de ma mère l'Oye (1697), title of a collection of tales by Charles Perrault (1628–1703), French author]
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Moth′er Goose′


n.
the fictitious author of a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London about 1760.
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Diamant-Cohen, a children's librarian who created the program and presents training workshops, webinars, and online courses for librarians, describes the Mother Goose on the Loose program, an early learning, book-based musical program that integrates elements of child development, storytime practices, and the "Listen, Like, Learn" method of Barbara Cass-Beggs and combines flannelboard characters, books, puppets, and library activities to focus on the whole child and developing literacy, social, and emotional skills in children from birth to 24 months.
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THEATRE Mother Goose An evening of love interest, villains and, of course, a pantomime dame as the Burjesta Theatre puts on its first panto since opening with Mother Goose.
Mother Goose The Civic Hall, Bedworth YOU know the Christmas season has well and truly started when the annual civic pantomime lifts up the curtain on a feast of festive entertainment for all the family.
The talented performers will take to the stage at Airdrie's Sir John Wilson town hall for their production of classic pantomime Mother Goose from NEXTTUESDAY, November 28, to Saturday, December 2.
Records show that Lynx, at least periodically, also occur throughout the entirety of the Alaska Peninsula and that a self-sustaining and relatively isolated population occurs in an isolated stand of Poplar forest near Mother Goose Lake, which probably represents one of the westernmost Lynx populations in North America.
Two policemen from Cincinnati, United States, attended an emergency call-from a mother goose.
In this beautiful companion to Sing a Song of Mother Goose, Barbara Reid's bright and tactile images illuminate a variety of bedtime rhymes and lullabies.