Who is Mother Goose?

  • (noun): The imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes.

Mother Goose

The familiar figure of Mother Goose is an imaginary author of a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes which are often published as Mother Goose Rhymes. 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 is generally depicted in literature and book illustration as an elderly country woman in a tall hat and shawl, a costume identical to the peasant costume worn in Wales in the early 20th century, but is sometimes depicted as a goose (usually wearing a bonnet).

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The Talking Mother Goose - Mother Goose: Teller of Fairy Tales
... Worlds of Wonder's Mother Goose has another difference between the legend and this version, in that she doesn't recite nursery rhymes ... Mother Goose not only tells and sings the stories, but also interacts with the characters ...
Super Why! - Characters - Other Characters - The Geese
... Mother Goose - Mother Goose has a light blue dress, a pink hat with two turquoise feathers on it, eyeglasses and pink shoes ... Her only appearance is The Story of Mother Goose ... The Blue Goose - This talkative fowl only appears in her story called The Goose and the Golden Eggs ...
Mainly Mother Goose
... Mainly Mother Goose is the sixth album by popular children's entertainers Sharon, Lois Bram, originally released in 1984 ... Lois Bram's to have a central theme throughout the entire album (aka Nursery Rhymes/Mother Goose) ... Mainly Mother Goose was also the first of the Sharon, Lois Bram albums to be originally released on CD as well as LP Record and Cassette ...
Mother Goose (band) - History - Moving Across The Tasman Sea
... After a successful concert in Albert Park, Auckland, Mother Goose decided to move to Australia and started playing at Cloudland in Brisbane and at the ... Men at Work, The Angels, Midnight Oil, all started by opening for Mother Goose ... In 1977, Mother Goose embarked on their first national tour with Supercharge ...
List of Adaptations of Mother Goose
... The classic Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes revamped with a distinct motif by modern authors ... Mother Goose in Prose by L ... Frank Baum "Mother Goose and her Fabulous Puppet Friends" by Diane Ligon The Space Child's Mother Goose by Frederick Winsor Mother Goose for scientific ...

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