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Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water (Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures by Maurice Sendak), a fabulously illustrated book with two songs

Posted on: September 21, 2016

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Hector Protector and As I Went over the Water
(Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

This post is about the book as a whole, not the individual rhymes.  For information and printable music for the rhymes, click on their titles below:

HECTOR PROTECTOR, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

AS I WENT OVER THE WATER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG

I could not find a musical setting for AS I WENT OVER THE WATER (such a guilty pleasure it was to read the rhyme) that I wrote a little tune and chords for it on the spot.  Hector Protector had a tune somewhere and I devised some simple chords to go with it.

At first, I mis-read the title.  I thought the nursery rhymes and the pictures were both by Maurice Sendak.  It out Mr. Sendak made pictures for two wonderfully subversive old rhymes, dating at least as far back as the 19th century.  You can find them both featured in Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (New Edition, Second Edition, 1997).

What you can find nowhere else are the incredible illustrations by Maurice Sendak.

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Hector Protector and As I Went over the Water
(Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
A post for: HECTOR PROTECTOR
A post for: AS I WENT OVER THE WATER

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Notes and Research

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Find wonderful images from Sendak’s illustration of both of these rhymes on VINTAGE KIDS BOOKS MY KID LOVES

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The book’s webpage on HarperCollinsPublisher’s webpage:
https://www.harpercollins.com/9780060286422/hector-protector-and-as-i-went-over-the-water

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An informative and insightful review on FantasticFiction:
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/s/maurice-sendak/hector-protector-and-as-i-went-over-water.htm

 

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Related Posts

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HECTOR PROTECTOR, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/10/hector-protector-an-illustrated-and-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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AS I WENT OVER THE WATER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/as-i-went-over-the-water-an-illustrated-and-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

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MAURICE SENDAK
The Illustrated Songs of Maurice Sendak
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/the-illustrated-songs-of-maurice-sendak/

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