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Amelia Mixed the Mustard

by A.E. Housman
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Amelia Mixed the Mustard by A.E. Housman

Amelia mixed the mustard,
She mixed it good and thick;
She put it in the custard
And made her Mother sick,
And showing satisfaction
By many a loud huzza
“Observe,” said she, “the action
Of mustard on Mamma.”

  — A.E. Housman

From The Random House Book of Poetry for Children. Random House Books for Young Readers.

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From The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children offers both funny and illuminating poems for kids personally selected by the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky. Featuring a wealth of beloved classic poems from the past and modern glittering gems, every child who opens this treasury will find a world of surprises and delights which will instill a lifelong love of poetry. Featuring 572 unforgettable poems, and over 400 one-of-a-kind illustrations from the Caldecott-winning illustrator of the Frog and Toad series, Arnold Lobel, this collection is, quite simply, the perfect way to introduce children to the world of poetry.

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About the Author

Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet who lived from 1859-1936. Housman was one of the foremost classicists of his age and has been ranked as one of the greatest scholars who ever lived.

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