A Apple Pie - Illustrated Edition

A Apple Pie - Illustrated Edition

by Kate Greenaway


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The Apple Pie ABC is a simple rhyme meant to teach children the order of the alphabet and relates the various ways children react to an apple pie. After the first line, A was an apple pie, the rest of the letters refer to verbs. The earliest printed versions, dating from the 18th century, have the following form: "A was an Apple pie; B bit it; C cut it; D dealt it; E eat it; F fought for it; G got it; H had it; J joined it; K kept it; L longed for it; M mourned for it; N nodded at it; O opened it; P peeped in it; Q quartered it; R ran for it; S stole it; T took it; V viewed it; W wanted it; X, Y, Z, and ampersand, All wished for a piece in hand". At that time the writing of the capital letters I and J, and of U and V, was not differentiated, which explains the absence of the two vowels.

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ISBN-13: 9781499638233
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/22/2014
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Catherine Greenaway (17 March 1846 - 6 November 1901), known as Kate Greenaway, was an English children's book illustrator and writer.

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