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by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
illustrated by Melanie Hall
Boyds Mills Press, 2004
ISBN 978-1-59078-027-5 (hardcover)

Jump rope is an ancient game, played as far back as the Middle Ages. The Dutch brought the game to North America in the seventeenth century, and by the beginning of the twentieth century, children were jumping to rhymes. Now acclaimed poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich brings her vivid imagination and love of wordplay to this unique form of folklore in this joyous collection of original jump-rope rhymes. Kids won’t be able to resist the infectious rhythms and the rich imagery in these newly minted rhymes. With playful illustrations by Melanie Hall, this collection invites kids to

“Jump in the circle, one and all
Gold and copper candlelight
stay out jumping late tonight.”

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