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by Marjorie Priceman

Category: Geography and Cultures
Subcategory: Children
Author: Marjorie Priceman
ISBN: 0316712272
ISBN13: 978-0316712279
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.; 1st edition (April 1, 2000)
Pages: 32
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Froggie went a-courting, he did ride A taxicab to the Upper West Side.

Froggie went a-courting, he did ride A taxicab to the Upper West Side. The 400-year-old Scottish folk song about the ful marriage of a frog and a mouse is splashed with the lights of Times Square in Caldecott Honor artist Marjorie Priceman's clever take on "Froggie Went A-Courting. Where will the wedding party be? On top of the Statue of Liberty.

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book by Marjorie Priceman. Froggie went a-courting, he did ride A taxicab to the Upper West Side. Set in New York City, this funny, modern update of the beloved children's tale is cleverly retold and strikingly illustrated by award-winning author-illustrator Marjorie Priceman. With a wedding gown from Chinatown, a cake with as many layers as the Empire State Building, and a party atop the Statue of Liberty, this is one wedding celebration no one will want to miss!

Froggie went a courting. by. Marjorie Priceman. No page number in the book.

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'Froggie Went A-Courting,'' by Marjorie Priceman, reworks an old, familiar song, also known as ''Froggie Went . Her Froggie goes a-courting in New York City, and a touchingly besotted amphibian he is, a perfect match for the demure Ms. Mouse.

'Froggie Went A-Courting,'' by Marjorie Priceman, reworks an old, familiar song, also known as ''Froggie Went A-Wooing. Various renditions exist, but all involve the courtship of a mouse by a frog. In the well-known version illustrated by Randolph Caldecott, kittens gobble up the mouse and the cowardly frog runs off, only to meet his own end in the gullet of a swan. Priceman's rich palette, sophisticated compositions and confidently casual strokes give the book warmth, energy and grace.

Its first known appearance is in Wedderburn's Complaynt of Scotland (1548) under the name "The Frog cam to the Myl dur", though this is in Scots rather than English. There is a reference in the London Company of Stationers' Register of 1580 to "A Moste Strange Weddinge of the Frogge and the Mouse. There are many texts of the ballad; however the oldest known musical version is in Thomas Ravenscroft's Melismata in 1611.

Note to self: Key of D. Pitch pipe start on D.

Froggie indeed went a-courting, taking a taxi to the Upper West Side of New York City, where Ms. Mouse accepts him. The Times Square marquee announces their engagement, but Auntie Rat is furious: "You cannot marry an amphibian!" she declares. But Frog and Mouse plan their wedding on top of the Statue of Liberty, and all of the usual questions are answered in rollicking form: "Who will make the wedding gown?, Ms. Dragonfly in Chinatown.

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Froggie Went A-Courting: An Old Tale with a New Twist. Boston: Little, Brown, 2000. Folklore and song) jP Priceman Ryan, Candace. New York: Walker & C. 2011. jP Ryan Schwartz, David M. If You Hopped Like a Frog. New York: Scholastic, 1999. jP Schwartz Scieszka, Jon.

Filled with bold illustrations, an upbeat, modern remake of the classic tale set in New York City now has a wedding dress from Chinatown, a many tiered wedding cake, a party atop the Statue of Liberty, and a wedding bash that shouldn't be missed! 30,000 first printing.
Comments to eBook Froggie Went A-Courting: An Old Tale with a New Twist
Forcestalker
As the author states in the foreword, there are literally HUNDREDS of variations of Froggie Went A-Courting. I personally know three different versions (and four different melodies, one of the versions has two melodies) to this song, and I know of several more. So before anybody talks about the "traditional tune doesn't match the words", I gotta ask - which tradition? Which tune?

However, I will note that most versions I know of have a chorus. If you're going to sing this book you're largely going to have to add the chorus yourself, and probably repeat lines here and there. That means this book is going to take two to three times longer to SING than it is to READ. Be prepared. (I sing it by tripling the first line and adding the refrain where needed.)

I like the illustrations well enough, and, as a New Yorker, I love the new setting. (You'd be surprised, but there actually aren't as many picture books as you'd expect that take place in a city. I snatch them up wherever I see them!)

I will say, however, that some of the word choices are a bit clunky. "Into town the guests did funnel/some by bridge and some by tunnel" springs to mind, as does "How many layers on the cake?/As many as floors in the Empire State". (That one particularly irks me, as the Empire State is New York State. The building is the "Empire State" Building.) And at one point they really make no sense. After Auntie Rat is duly eaten (she spent the whole book trying to break up the happy couple, so no great loss there) we first are told "All the guests then did cry", but then we're told that the guests pretty much IMMEDIATELY "resumed their celebrating" which, no matter how unliked Auntie Rat may have been ("Though cat ate rat there's no denial/Aunt Rat at last made someone smile"), strikes me as a wee bit callous. I mean, she was just EATEN right in front of their eyes! A moment of silence wouldn't go amiss.

Still, if you can ignore the few weird areas, it's a great book. I recommend it.
Coiwield
It is another fabulous illustration book by Marjorie Priceman about our creature friends, a frog and a rat who decide to tie the knot. The characters are unique and fun both in design and personality... How they relate to each other is especially something different. The setting of New York is designed with a broadway flair bold and dramatic, resembling other Priceman work. It is a fun read for young children to give them a sense of New York from Chinatown, West Side, Broadway, Chinatown and more!
Eigonn
The book came quickly but it came in shabby condition with worn, frayed edges and a page that is badly torn. It's a cute version and clever, but it would be awfully difficult to sing the Froggie song using these lyrics (as in the original which was a song). I don't think it would amuse children who aren't familiar with Manhattan, but little New Yorkers and their adults would get a kick out of it.
misery
My daughter loves this book. We got it at the library and she didn't want to return it so I'm glad I found it on Amazon.
Skrimpak
Good book...fun twist. I do, however, prefer Iza Trepani's illustrated version of "Froggie Went A-Courtin'" because it follows the folk song without variance from the original melody. The New Twist doesn't quite follow the song, unfortunately, so you really can't sing it without making up a new melody.
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