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The latest in the Feierabend collection. Momma, Buy Me a China Doll by John M. Feierabend Illustrated by Allyssa Norton is the newest book in the series.
Momma, Buy Me a China Doll is the latest lavishly illustrated children’s songtale based on the great American folk music heritage, and collected by John M. Feierabend.
This delightful song tells the story of Liza Lou, who dreams of owning a china doll after seeing one in a peddler’s cart. Owning a china doll, however, would be a luxury far out of reach for a poor mountain girl from the Ozarks. One of the endearing charms of this song is how Liza is able to provide countless ideas that could lead to raising money to buy a china doll...but alas, to no avail.
Like the other picture books in John M. Feierabend’s First Steps in Music series, Momma, Buy Me a China Doll includes a description of the history of the song and the notation of the song. A link to download the song in audio form is below.