The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Urban Homes The old woman in the city
Country Living The old woman in the meadow
Historical Changes Shoes over
Importance of the Metaphor The meaning of the
Woman and Children How are they portrayed?
The Shoe How is it pictured?
Punishment Does it fit the crime?
Historical Conjectures Opportunities to consider
the shoe in history
Social Issues Visit contemporary social concerns
Consideration of variations on origin and history of the rhyme
http://podiatry.curtin.edu.au/history.html This history of footwear inludes an extensive bibliography as well as references to all aspects of the evolution of foot coverings done with a dolop of humor.
http://www.footwearhistory.com/ Footwear History offers an extensive view of the topic over time.
Versions and Variants
Textual Versions and Variants - A complete listing
of the versions and variants of this rhyme
Visual Versions and Variants -
A comparative listing of all associated within Eclipse
Rhyme Specific Bibliography
Lodge, Bernard. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Glove: A
Picture Book. New York: Whispering Coyote Press, 1992.
Peppé, Rodney. The Mice Who Lived in a Shoe. New York
: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1981.
Smith, Linda. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot. Illustrated
by Jane Manning. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.