Over The Hills and Far Away Treasury
by Elizabeth Hammill
Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World - Exclusive Seven Stories Edition
Compiled by Elizabeth Hammill
Published Thursday 2 October 2014
Over the Hills and Far Away is a stunning collection of 150 rhymes from countries all over the English-speaking world, including Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, South Africa and the Caribbean compiled by Seven Stories co-founder Elizabeth Hammill.
This comprehensive collection contains all the best-loved nursery rhymes, but also some new discoveries, and vibrant rhymes from Native American, First Nation, Inuit and Maori cultures.
Each double-page spread is illustrated by a different artist, who has donated his or her work to the Collection or Archive at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books. With 76 featured artists, this is a star-studded roll call of international award-winners and world-class bestselling illustrators, as well as young emerging talent from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Ghana and South Africa
About Elizabeth Hammill
Elizabeth Hammill OBE co-founded Seven Stories as a charity in 1996 alongside Mary Briggs OBE. They recognised that Britain needed an institution whose mission was to collect, champion and celebrate its children’s literature. They believed that it should be founded in a place where it could make a real difference to the children and families living nearby, knowing that early experience of books and stories is vital to childhood development and raising aspiration.
All proceeds from the sales of Over the Hills and Far Away will be donated to Seven Stories. All the money we raise is used to save, celebrate and share the wonderful world of children’s books.
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