David Rands has kindly shared with readers of the Victorian Web his site about the life and works of W. B. Rands, the prolific writer of children's literature and originator of The Boy's Own Paper. Readers may wish to consult this site for more information about this little-known figure who had an immense influence upon Victorian children. [GPL]

My man John is
To sea is gone
All in a wicker cradle;s
The cradle creaks
The cradle leaks
But John has got a ladle.

Last modified 21 August 2005