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Challenge.008 [Mother Goose]

Deadline: Friday, April 27th, 2007; 5pm CST.
You may enter up to 2 [two] icons.
You may use other image of Mother Goose if you'd like to.
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Mother Goose is the name given to an archetypical country woman, who is supposedly the originator of the Mother Goose stories and rhymes. Yet no specific writer has ever been identified with such a name, and the first known mention of which appears in an aside in a versified chronicle of weekly happenings, that appeared regularly for several years, Jean Loret's La Muse Historique (in 1660): comme un conte de la Mere Oye ("Like a Mother Goose story"). The initiator of the fairy tale genre, Charles Perrault, published under the name of his son a collection of fairy tales titled "Contes de ma mère l'Oye" or "Mother Goose Tales" in 1695.

In 1765, John Newbery's Mother Goose's Melody switched the focus from fairy tales to nursery rhymes, and in English this was the prime connotation for Mother Goose until recently. Most people in the UK now only know the name as a title for a Christmas pantomime - the tales have formed the basis for many classic British pantomimes, including one called "Mother Goose".

The name is now used as a generic title for collections of nursery rhymes, especially ones of a previous age.

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Note: If you'd like to just use the words from a Mother Goose rhyme and not a Mother Goose image, that would be acceptable. Just let me know what rhyme it's from when posting your icons. If you find images on your own, please give me a link to the full size image when you post your icons. This will help for banner making if you win!

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P.S. There's still about 3 hours to enter Challenge.007 [Music of the 1970s].

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