December 27th, 2010
Here’s a part of a poem about the snow by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. SNOWFLAKES Out of the Bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow, Descends the snow. I feel the first verse […]
June 20th, 2010
The Village Blacksmith was written by the American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882). It harks back to a different time… I’d like to say simpler time, but one must wonder if it really was simpler… with mothers dying much more often in childbearing, it was a hard life for some families. This poem […]
December 11th, 2009
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) wrote Christmas Bells during the Civil War on Christmas Day 1863. It was a seven verse poem that later was shortened to the five verse carol that’s sung today. The tune was written by John Baptiste Calkin (1827-1905) in 1872. Below you can read the full poem and hear it sung […]
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Frère Jacques is one of the most popular songs in the world. It exists in more countries and versions than any other we've found, and kids everywhere know the tune. That makes it ideal to introduce children to languages and international culture.
In Frère Jacques Around The World we've gathered over 100 of these versions, from many countries.
This book includes:
• Over 100 versions of Frère Jacques
• Full text of each in the original language
• English translations
• Many with sheet music
• Links to web pages with recordings and videos
• Commentary from our correspondents about what the songs and rhymes have meant to their lives
We've included versions from countries all over the world, including Mexico, Japan, Thailand and, of course, France.
You'll also find an article by Mama Lisa about Teaching Kids To Love Language with Frère Jacques.
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