Kate Greenaway was bron in 1846 and
died in 1901. She is perhaps the best known of
the great Victorian children's illustrators and
painters. She published a great many highly
acclaimed children's books including Under the
Window (1879), Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book
(1880), Mother Goose (1881) and Language of
|Edward Lear - The Pobble
who has no Toes, The Owl and the Pussey
Pobble who has no toes
Had once as many as we;
When they said, 'Some day you may lose
He replied, -- 'Fish fiddle de-dee!'
And his Aunt Jobiska made him drink,
Lavender water tinged with pink,
For she said, 'The World in general knows
There's nothing so good for a Pobble's
|The Pobble who has
Swam across the Bristol Channel;
But before he set out he wrapped his
In a piece of scarlet flannel.
For his Aunt Jobiska said, 'No harm
'Can come to his toes if his nose is
'And it's perfectly known that a Pobble's
'Are safe, -- provided he minds his
|The Pobble swam fast and
And when boats or ships came near him
He tinkedly-binkledy-winkled a bell
So that all the world could hear him.
And all the Sailors and Admirals cried,
When they saw him nearing the further
'He has gone to fish, for his Aunt
'Runcible Cat with crimson whiskers!'
|But before he touched the
The shore of the Bristol Channel,
A sea-green Porpoise carried away
His wrapper of scarlet flannel.
And when he came to observe his feet
Formerly garnished with toes so neat
His face at once became forlorn
On perceiving that all his toes were
|And nobody ever
From that dark day to the present,
Whoso had taken the Pobble's toes,
In a manner so far from pleasant.
Whether the shrimps or crawfish gray,
Or crafty Mermaids stole them away --
Nobody knew; and nobody knows
How the Pebble was robbed of his twice
|The Pobble who has no toes
Was placed in a friendly Bark,
And they rowed him back, and carried him
To his Aunt Jobiska's Park.
And she made him a feast at his earnest
Of eggs and buttercups fried with fish;--
And she said,-- 'It's a fact the whole
'That Pebbles are happier without their
|Thomas the Tank Engine - The Rev. W.
|But Toby and Percy
were to excited to care. The Fat Controller told
the Queen their names and she talked to each
enbine. Then she turned to go. Percy bubbled
over, "Three cheers for the Queen he called.
"Peeeep! Peeeep! Peeeep! wistled all
|Beatrix Potter (right)
Kipling - Jungle Book
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