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

by Ewan McVicar

Poetry

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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!

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

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.

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

'a pleasure to dip into' - Facts & Fiction

 

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

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ISBN: 9781780271958
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780271958
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: Ewan McVicar
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Poetry,
Categories: Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Ewan McVicar

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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