Sing A Song for Sixpence

R. Caldecott Collection of Pictures and Songs by Randolph Caldecott cover, several men riding horses and carrying banners

Sing A Song for Sixpence

Written by Randolph Caldecott

England, George Routledge & Sons, 1880

8.5" x 9.25"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

Randolph Caldecott continually invented new ways to enliven the printed page. Here, anticipating a cinematic device, the dynamic scene on the left-hand page fast-forwards to the scene on the right. Viewers are compelled to make the leap across time in their own imaginations, even as the king's courtiers hasten onward to deliver their pie.


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