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Books with author John Langstaff

  • Oh, a-hunting we will go

    John M Langstaff

    Board book (D.C. Heath, March 15, 1989)
    Old and new verses for a popular folk song about hunting and capturing an animal--and then letting him go. The book is oversized, with spiral binding.
  • I Have a Song to Sing, O! An Introduction to the Songs of Gilbert and Sullivan

    John Langstaff

    Hardcover (Margaret K. McElderry, Sept. 1, 1994)
    Presents an illustrated collection of sixteen songs from eight of Gilbert and Sullivan's popular operettas--H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, The Yeoman of the Guard, and others.
  • Hot Cross Buns and Other Old Street Cries

    John Langstaff

    Hardcover (Atheneum, March 1, 1978)
    Musical notes are provided for old street cries that recall the days when people advertising their wares filled the streets and marketplaces of England
  • Sweetly Sings the Donkey: Animal Rounds for Children to Sing or Play on Recorders

    John Langstaff

    Library Binding (Atheneum, Sept. 1, 1976)
    Easy rounds about animals and birds, from all around the world, provide youngsters with fun and two-to-four-part songfests
  • Frog Went A-Courtin'

    John Langstaff

    Audio Cassette (Weston Woods, June 1, 1961)
  • What a Morning!

    John Langstaff

    Hardcover (Gollancz, Oct. 1, 1987)
    Hard cover book with dust cover in good condition. We ship worldwide from San Francisco bay area.
  • the two magicians

    john langstaff

    Hardcover (Atheneum, March 15, 1973)
    A pretty young witch transforms herself into many different animals to escape the love-struck magician. Piano accompaniment and guitar chords are included. Pictures by Fritz Eichenberg.
  • Frog Went a-Courtin'.

    John Langstaff

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Brace, &Co, Jan. 1, 1955)
  • Robinson Crusoe for Children

    John Lang

    language (Didactic Press, Sept. 7, 2013)
    "My Dear Alec,When Defoe wrote Robinson Crusoe, nearly two hundred years ago, boys had more time on their hands, fewer books and fewer games than they have now, and they, as well as their fathers, read it and loved it. And when your father and I were boys—though that is rather less than two hundred years ago—we too used often to read it.But boys nowadays do not seem to read Robinson Crusoe as they used to do. It is too long, they think, and there is much in it that they have not time to read. That is why I have written here, in as few words as possible, the tale of Robinson's twenty-eight years in his Island, and I hope that you, and other boys, will like it.The sea that lay round Robinson's island is not like the one you know, nor like the grey North Sea, stormy and cold; hut it is blue like a sapphire, and where the rollers break in white foam on the coral reefs it seems as if it were edged with pearls. On the shores of the islands, cocoa-nut palms wave their feathery fronds in the breeze; butterflies of wondrous colours hover about; and in and out amongst the thick-leaved trees clash birds, chattering and screaming, all crimson and blue and yellow and green.Often there are snakes too, and it was lucky that no snakes on Robinson's island troubled him. For on some islands that I have seen there are snakes—black and white, the most poisonous of them—that swim about in the sea and come up on the beach, and you have to be careful that you do not sit down on the top of one, for they are not always very quick at getting out of the way.When you are a man, perhaps someday you will go to one of those tropical islands, And if you take a boat and row out to the inside of the reef of Coral that lies round the island, and put your face close down, and look through the quiet, crystal dear water, you will know what Fairyland beneath the sea is like. You will find there gardens of a beauty never seen on land, only the branches of the trees are of coral, and in and out amongst them, instead of bright-coloured birds, you will see fishes swimming, some of a vivid yellow and black, others blue as the sky. That is where the mermaids used to play, when the world was younger than it is now.Affectionately yours,JOHN LANG."
  • Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

    John Langstaff

    Audio Cassette (Heath and Company, March 15, 1974)
    Who Took the Farmer's Hat? ASIN: B000LJZ7YY
  • Frog Went A - Courtin'

    John Langstaff

    Paperback (Scholastic, Jan. 21, 1983)
    From the Foreword by the author--The Story of this Story...Nobody knows how or when this story really started. We do know that it was written down in Scotland more than 400 years ago. But it has always been the kind of story that was told and sung to children, instead of being read to them. The grandfathers and grandmothers sang it to the mothers and fathers, and the mothers and fathers sang it to their children, and finally it got to us. Sometimes the grownups might forget some of the words, and the children would make up words they liked better, and put them in the song. And so the ballad, or story, on down through all these hundreds of years, always changed a little bit as each new person tried to sing it. Everyone like his way best....The story of the "Frog and the Mouse" became a part of America, and belongs to all of us today.
  • Oh, A-hunting We Will Go

    John M. Langstaff

    Library Binding (Paw Prints 2009-07-10, April 9, 2009)
    Old and new verses for a popular folk song about hunting and capturing an animal--and then letting him go. The book is oversized, with spiral binding.