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Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 (first published November 28th 1999)
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Frank E
Jul 14, 2014 Frank E rated it it was amazing
Three Generations

As a boy back in the late 60's, I remember my grandfather reading from this book, particularly Little Orphant Annie.
When our daughter, Annie, said she had chosen Riley for her son's middle name, this is the first thing I thought of. Just after he was born I read the first poem to him. We've read here and there, once in a while ever since, and now we've competed the last -- a little over eight months later.
We are very glad for this book, for how it will help him learn about the a
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James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, 1849, in Greenfield, Indiana, to local attorney Reuben A. Riley and his wife, Elizabeth (Marine) Riley, in a small cabin. His parents named him after James Whitcomb, the governor of Indiana. Riley was influenced by many of the visitors to his father's home. In particular, he was able to pick up the cadence and character of the dialect of central Indiana ...more
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