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Mother Goose is thought to be the most famous author of nursery rhymes. Some people say that the real "Mother Goose" lived in New England or France 300 years ago. A book of poems for children entitled Mother Goose's Melody was published in England in 1781, and the name "Mother Goose" has been associated with children's poetry ever since.
- Driscoll, Michael; Meredith Hamiltion and Marie Coons (May 2003). A Child's Introduction to Poetry. 151 West 19th Street, New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. p. 10. . http://search.barnesandnoble.com/A-Childs-Introduction-to-Poetry/Michael-Driscoll/e/9781579122829.