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Over the Rainbow [With CD (Audio)]
by Judy Collins and Eric Puybaret


Overview - In this unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Judy Collins , take a magical journey over the rainbow...

This classic song has been transformed into a magnificent picture book and CD set. Breathtaking and magical artwork by Eric Puybaret--who painted the critically-acclaimed illustrations that helped turn PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON into a blockbuster bestseller--will carry young readers from a little red farmhouse up over the rainbow, into the sky where bluebirds fly and castles rise high in the clouds, and beyond.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In this unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Judy Collins, take a magical journey over the rainbow...

This classic song has been transformed into a magnificent picture book and CD set. Breathtaking and magical artwork by Eric Puybaret--who painted the critically-acclaimed illustrations that helped turn PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON into a blockbuster bestseller--will carry young readers from a little red farmhouse up over the rainbow, into the sky where bluebirds fly and castles rise high in the clouds, and beyond.

The extraordinary soundtrack for this book is performed by Judy Collins, who has recorded what might be the very best version of "Over the Rainbow" ever sung. The winner of a Grammy Award, Collins' glorious voice is one of the most admired of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her version of this classic will delight and touch the heart of every parent and child who listens. As an added bonus, the enclosed CD also contains two delightful additional songs recorded by Judy Collins: "White Choral Bells" and "I See the Moon."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781936140008
  • ISBN-10: 1936140004
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Publish Date: March 2010
  • Page Count: 26
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-9
  • Dimensions: 10.7 x 11.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Series: Book and CD

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Music - Songbooks

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 48.
  • Review Date: 2010-02-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Puybaret (Puff, the Magic Dragon) offers a beguilingly surreal interpretation of Harburg’s lyrics to the titular song, written for The Wizard of Oz. Leading into the song’s familiar chorus is a lesser-known verse describing the world as a “hopeless jumble,” portrayed in Puybaret’s acrylic paintings as a rain-soaked, windblown cityscape. Giving a nod to the film, the setting shifts to a farm, where a rainbow appears at a girl’s window to lead her to “a place behind the sun, just a step beyond the rain.” There, cloud castles smile and wave, and planets and stars look kindly on the girl, as she gracefully floats alongside exotic, long-necked bluebirds. When she returns to her barnlike home, the creatures and celestial objects from her magical journey remain, turning the wistful tenor of the closing lines (“Why, oh, why can’t I?”) into a statement of defiance that speaks to the power of imagination. Creatively meshing folk-art flourishes with an ethereal sensibility, the illustrations well match the fantasy of the lyrics. Grammy-winner Judy Collins sings the title track and two other songs on an accompanying CD. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)

 
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