Over the Candlestick: Classic Nursery Rhymes and the Burning Questions Behind Them

Michael Montgomery, Editor, Wayne Montgomery, Editor Peachtree Publishers $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56145-259-0
The children's literature version of VH1's Behind the Music, Over the Candlestick: Classic Nursery Rhymes and the Real Stories Behind Them, collected by father-and-son team Michael G. Montgomery and Wayne Montgomery, illus., by Michael G. Montgomery, gives the historical scoop on such classics as ""Little Miss Muffet,"" ""Old King Cole"" and ""Jack and Jill."" Chapters on ""Riddles"" and ""Tongue Twisters"" accompany the oldest recorded versions of the 14 tales. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/01/2002
Release date: 03/01/2002
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