Nursery Friends from France Author:Olive Beaupre Miller Comprised of poems, or little chansons, from France. Colorful cartographic and pictorial endpapers."Nursery Friends From France" is a translation of the old chansons, the nursery rhymes of France, which form the basis of children's literature in France as our English nursery rhymes do here in America. They have been translated in t... more »heir original bounding meters and they offer American children a most interesting gallery of quaint and picturesque French nursery characters... Throughout the book, there are frequent notes in small type, giving some information about a historic character referred to, or about a place.
Book is illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham and translated by Olive Beaupre Miller. Part of the My Travelship series of books.
These little chansons, which take the place of nursery rhymes in France, have been beloved by generations of French children, for most of them are at least a hundred years old. They come to America, bearing the lively, varied rhythms, now gay and bounding in merriment, now sweet and tender, which can well up from no single writer, but only from the hearts of a whole people. There is more of the real France in the rhymes than in volumes of more learned books.« less