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ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes by Ewan McVicar
  

ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes

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An ebullient collection of favourite Scottish rhymes and songs for adults to read to their children. These verses show how the old rhymes are still popular with children – despite the arrival of newer technologies - and that they are inspiring the creation of new versions with a contemporary twist. Armed with this collection no adult will ever be short of a rhyme or a song!

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ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes by Ewan McVicar

Adults may lament that today's children do not sing in the playground, but the kids know better. Hilarious, energetic, surreal, shocking and nonsensical rhymes and songs are as much in evidence today as they always were. In this book, one of Scotland's best-known storytellers introduces hundreds of such rhymes from all over the country. Some date back hundreds of years; many others have been collected on the author's personal visits to schools. The result is an entertaining anthology which also offers a fascinating insight into the minds of Scottish children over the years.

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'a pleasure to dip into' - Facts & Fiction

'surreal, energetic, hilarious ...a fascinating read' - Scottish Field

About the Author

Ewan McVicar was born in Inverness. He worked as a banker in Scotland and Africa, then as a guitar teacher in the USA. On his return to Scotland, he was employed in various areas of social work before becoming a self-employed storyteller and songwriter. He has performed in over 200 schools and in castles, museums, folk festivals and other venues across Britain, as well as in Canada, the USA, Holland and Russia. He lives in Linlithgow.

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Publication date

6th March 2014

Author

Ewan McVicar

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Publisher

Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

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Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781780271958

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