Fairytales and Nursery Rhymes

Fairytales, Fables, and Other Stories
Bedtime stories that many children grew up hearing, such as The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Little Mermaid, Ali Bab and the Forty Thieves, Anansi the Spider Man, Momotaro, and Aesop's Fables.
Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies
Mother Goose and other short rhymes, sometimes nonsensical, sometimes with meaning. The origin of Mother Goose has been credited to many authors, but there is no clear evidence who was the first to go by the name of "Mother Goose".
Notable Authors and Illustrators
Some of the best known and best loved writers and artists.
Source Books
The books I referenced while creating this archive. Many thanks to the Project Gutenberg and Archive.org volunteers! I've also included any notes from the source books that the authors had. They are all well worth having a hard copy of, so if you like them, go get 'em!
A Word of Warning
The evolution of language is a touchy subject.

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