I would venture a bet that every single one of us has sung Mary Had a Little Lamb – or at least heard it sung. But how many of us know the true story that prompted the charming ditty?
Fine, I’ll admit it – I didn’t know myself until a few days ago. I thought Mary was a made up character. But she wasn’t. Mary’s real name was Mary Elizabeth Sawyer and she really did have a lamb that followed her to school!
Conclusion. Your children will love hearing about the real girl who inspired the famous tune.
Review © 2014 Laura Verret