WWPI Quote: Week 17 (April 23)


The figure of Mother Goose is the imaginary author of a collection of French fairy tales and later of English nursery rhymes. The term's appearance in English dates back to the early 18th century, when Charles Perrault’s fairy tale collection was first translated into English as Tales of My Mother Goose. In the 20th century, Katherine Elwes-Thomas theorized that the image and name "Mother Goose" might be based upon ancient legends of the wife of King Robert II of France, known as"Goose-Footed Bertha," often described as spinning incredible tales that enraptured children. Read More about Mother Goose