Answered By: Tom Bahlinger
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015     Views: 35


The boy and girl with the pail sure sounds like the nursery rhyme that begins, "Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water."  I couln't find a single nursery rhyme or fairy tale that incorporated a boy and girl with a pail plus going to the moon.  Is it possible that the illustration wasn't for just one nursery rhyme?  A very popular Mother Goose nursery rhyme has a cow jumping over the moon.  Perhaps the illustration was for both nursery rhymes.

We do have many books on the Grimms' fairy tales. Go to the 3rd floor MLC and browse the books in the PT921 call number area. Perhaps an answer is waiting for you there!


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