Lands Where the Jumblies Live

by Edward Lear

with illustrations by Nancy Allyn Jarzombek

They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,

     In a Sieve they went to sea;

And every one said, who saw them go,

'O won't they be soon upset, you know!

And all night long they sailed away;

     And when the sun went down,

They whistled and warbled a moony song

To the echoing sound of a coppery gong,

     In the shade of the mountains brown.

They sailed to the western sea, they did,

     To a land all covered with trees,

And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,

And a pound or Rice and a Cranberry Tart,

     And a hive of silvery bees.

And in twenty years they all came back,

     In twenty years or more

New England

with poems by Robert Frost

and illustrations by Nancy Allyn Jarzombek

TWO ROADS diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair, 

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction  ice

Is also great

And would suffice.


This fully illustrated book depicts the message of Psalm 23 in an afternoon encounter between two little boys and their mom.

© 2017 Nancy Allyn Jarzombek. Created with

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