- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - More than 120 years of West Virginia children’s folklore is showcased in a new book.

“Mountain Mother Goose” includes riddles, rhymes, games and lesson stories gathered from folklore collected by Fairmont State faculty members Walter Barnes and Ruth Ann Musick. Barnes died in 1969 and Musick died in 1974.

The book’s editor, West Virginia Folklife Center director Judy Byers, tells The Times-West Virginian (https://bit.ly/1vegz8o ) that the book covers lore found in schools, on the playground and among children in West Virginia.

The book is illustrated with sketches and paintings done by Musick’s niece, Pat Musick. It’s available for purchase at the folklife center and the Marion County Historical Society.

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Information from: Times West Virginian, https://www.timeswv.com

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