Mother Goose HubNuggets
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocketful of gold;
Eighteen little HubNuggets, plucked from the fold;
Six in each category, worthy of your note;
Who will the winners be? Choose them with your vote!
It's that time again - time to celebrate new, undiscovered writers on HubPages in our HubNuggets round up hub! Time to bring the cream of the crop to the attention of the HubPages community, and ask everyone to show their support by voting for your favorite in each category. Then, the top vote-getters in each category will receive the coveted HubNuggets Accolade to display proudly on their profile page.
...but how are the original eighteen hubs chosen? Well, you might ask. The arduous task of selecting each week's stand-out hubs falls to the HubNuggets Team. The selection process itself though, is more closely guarded than the Cadbury Caramilk secret...
Behind the scenes at HubNuggets Central
Wee Jason Menayan searches for new hubs,
Upstairs and downstairs, and under every shrub,
Tapping on his keyboard, checking twice each day;
"Are the categories picked? Are some new hubs on the way?
Stop jumping over that candlestick!
Find all the hubs for this week's categories -
Then the team can get busy, and write up their stories..."
Which one of this week's HubPages Tutorials and Community nominees is your favorite?
- 34% Online Research Writing - Tips and Tricks
- 44% How I Earned Hub of the Day
- 3% Hubbers helping fellow Hubbers
- 9% HubPages (Writing) And Housework - How To Get Them Both Done - Part 1
- 6% Free Images For Your Hub, Blog, Website or Video
- 5% Finding the Confidence to Write Your First Hub
This poll is now closed to voting.
The HubPages Tutorials and Community Nominees
- Online Research Writing - Tips and Tricks
Online research and writing informative text can be a rewarding process for a writer. Your efforts are to deliver knowledge and textual support for your readers. Whether you are developing your own research or writing for hubs or blogs online researc
- How I Earned Hub of the Day
A detailed description of the process I went through to create a great hub that won me Hub of the Day.
- Hubbers helping fellow Hubbers
Easy ways for Hubpages members to help other mambers.
- HubPages (Writing) And Housework - How To Get Them Both Done - Part 1
Balance your time between writing and doing household chores. Find out how to get 'everything' done easily and with no stress.
- Free Images For Your Hub, Blog, Website or Video
Images to use for hubpages, blog, website or any other use that are royalty and copyright free.
Patty Pieman met a writer writing hard one day,
Said Patty to the writer, "Friend, what do you have to say?"
The writer said, "I'm writing 'hubs' and hope to earn a penny."
Said Patty to the writer, "Well, I wish you that, and many!
But more than that, friend writer, for I'm searching out the best,
Friend Elf and I seek hubs of gold, and make this one request -
Write well upon your topic, and be careful how you spel, er, sppel, er, speel, er, <right click> Aha! SPELL,
Source your pictures properly - here's a link for that, as well:" - LEGAL Images HP
Which one of this week's Family and Parenting nominees is your favorite?
- 8% Messy Bedroom Blues: Solutions for Parents and Children
- 0% Creating Fun Days for Kids
- 70% Diagnosing Dyslexia in Your Child; A Parent's Guide to 10 Important Signs
- 14% Journal of a Single Black Father
- 5% A Word That's Worth a Thousand Pictures
- 5% Heraldry - Find or Create Your Family Crest
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Family and Parenting Nominees
- Messy Bedroom Blues: Solutions for Parents and Children
Frustrated with a messy child who won't clean his room? Here is help for parents.
- Creating Fun Days for Kids
Finding joy in the life of your child for free. Learning lessons to survive everyday stress. Parenting by presence, finding time for recreation with your child.
- Heraldry - Find or Create Your Family Crest
Learn about Heraldry and how to find your family crest or coat of arms, or make your own!
KoffeKlatch Gals was a busy wee gal, a-searching up dale and down dell;
"Have you found any nuggets?" They were all looking out for the cream of the crop, you see,
And until hubs were found - the best all-around from new writers - they would busy be...
ladyjane1 had so much fun selecting new hubs for Friday,
She found a bunch and stopped for lunch, and said, "That's it for my day!"
So she sent the hubs to the team, and we compiled the best we'd all found,
And today, you see, they are here to enjoy, and promote, and share about!
Which one of this week's Business and Employment nominees is your favorite?
- 17% Business Letter Writing
- 60% How My TV Career Began or Girls Can Be Camera Operators too
- 0% How Small Retailers Can Reduce Expenses Without Sacrificing Sales
- 4% Stop Letting Email Control Your Workday
- 3% The Introverted Employee and Meetings - A Manager's Guide
- 16% Webanswers. You Are Going To Pay Me To Do What? How To Make More Money Online.
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Business and Employment Nominees
- How My TV Career Began or Girls Can Be Camera Operators too
30 years after a starting career in television as a camera operator in a male dominated field, the author looks back at how it all began
- Webanswers. You Are Going To Pay Me To Do What? How To Make More Money Online.
webanswers allows you to make money by just asking and answering questions. You earn every time your answer is used on the internet.
What's a HubNugget?
- About the HubNuggets Program
Each week 18 great Hubs written by new Hubbers were nominated in the HubNuggets contest. We invited the HubPages community to vote for their favorites, and the winners were featured in our newsletter.
- The HubNiggets Team: SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb
Mother Goose in Literature, with Links and a Poem
According to Wikipedia:
"The figure of Mother Goose is the imaginary author of a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes often published as Old Mother Goose's Rhymes, as illustrated by Arthur Rackham in 1913. As a character, she appears in one nursery rhyme.
A Christmas pantomime called Mother Goose is often performed in the United Kingdom. The so-called "Mother Goose" rhymes and stories have formed the basis for many classic British pantomimes.
Mother Goose first appeared in print when Charles Perrault, one of the initiators of the literary fairy tale genre, published a collection of fairy tales in 1695 called Histoires ou contes du temps passés, avec des moralités under the name of his son, which became better known under its subtitle of 'Contes de ma mère l'Oye' or 'Tales of My Mother Goose'. Perrault's publication marks the first authenticated starting-point for Mother Goose stories.
In 1729, an English translation appeared of Perrault's collection, Robert Samber's Histories or Tales of Past Times, Told by Mother Goose,which introduced Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and other Perrault tales to English-speaking audiences. These were fairy tales.
The first public appearance of the Mother Goose stories in the Americas was in Worcester, Massachusetts, where printer Isaiah Thomas reprinted Samber's volume under the same title in 1786."
Mother Goose is usually depicted as a kind, grandmotherly Welsh country-woman, complete with round spectacles and bonnet. Sometimes, she is shown as an actual goose, wearing spectacles and a bonnet. And at time, the old story-teller appears as a character in some of her own poems:
Old Mother Goose,
When she wanted to wander,
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander.
Jack rode to his mother,
The news for to tell;
She called him a good boy
And said it was well.
Then Jack went a-courting
A lady so gay,
As fair as the lily,
And sweet as the May.
But then the old Squire
Came behind his back,
And began to belabour
The sides of poor Jack.
Then old Mother Goose,
That instant came in,
And turned her son Jack
Into famed Harlequin.
So then with her wand,
Touched the lady so fine,
And turned he rat once
Into Sweet Columbine.
The old egg in the sea
Was thrown away then--
When Jack jumped in,
And got it back again.
Jack's mother came by,
And caught the goose soon,
And mounting its back,
Flew up to the moon.
There have been numerous adaptations of Mother Goose Rhymes since her original outings. And it is certainly true that her rhymes hold something for almost everyone. Sometimes she is presented in her traditional format, but at times, she is transformed to make her stories and poems more accessible to a particular demographic. Here is a partial list of some authors who have redressed the old story-teller into a regional character:
- The Space Child's Mother Goose by Frederick Winsor (1958)
- The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam (1969)
- Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver (1969)
- The Alaska Mother Goose: North Country Nursery Rhymes by Shelley Gill (1987)
- Tutu Nene: The Hawaiian Mother Goose Rhymes by Debra Ryll (1997)
- An Appalachian Mother Goose by James Still (1998)
- Texas Mother Goose by David Davis (2006)
- Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls by Lucy A. Nolan, illustrated by Connie McLennan (2009)
- Deep in the Desert by Rhonda Lucas Donald, illustrated by Sherry Neidigh (2011)
And here are two earlier, classic takes on Mother Goose:
- Mother Goose in Prose by L. Frank Baum (1897)
- The Most Popular Mother Goose Songs illustrated by Mabel Betsy Hill (1915)
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