Adapted by John M. Feierabend. Illustrated by Allyssa Norton
Read. Listen. Sing along.
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.
John M. Feierabend has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people in the hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. Dr. Feierabend is a national leader in the field of early childhood education and currently serves as a professor and chair of the Music Education Department at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.
Allyssa Norton is a graduate of the University of Hartford Art School and currently lives in Somers, CT. She is devoted to her art; love and care are given to each illustration. She accredits the hard work put into each page of this book to the love and support from her professors, friends, and family.