Puff, the Magic Dragon

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
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Puff, the Magic Dragon is simply one of the most beloved songs of all time—a classic that’s become as much a part of the childhood experience as Mother Goose and fairy tales. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of this magical tale…until now. With Yarrow’s and Lipton’s blessing, Puff, Jackie Paper, and the land of Honalee finally live on the page. The exquisite package includes a cloth case with a tipped-in illustration and an embossed jacket with foil touches, as well as an exclusive CD featuring not only Puff, but several other songs performed by Yarrow, his daughter Bethany, and cellist Rufus Cappadocia. This is a publishing event sure to attract broad attention and please Puff’s many fans. In richly-hued paintings of the deepest sea blues and greens, Puff and his friend Jackie Paper frolic in the land of Honalee—traveling in a fantastic boat with billowed sails, climbing red castle stairs onto a balcony to meet with noble kings and princes, and watching pirate ships lower their flags for the roaring dragon. Artist Eric Puybaret has brought an entire magical world into being with enthralling landscapes, color, and characters. And everyone will love the way the art cleverly turns the song’s end, which at first seemed so sad, into a surprising and joyful moment.
Best of all—this is only the first of many more collaborations with Peter Yarrow to come!

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Very magical! I love the illustrations and the storyline is fantastic! Read full review

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It's impossible for me to read this book without singing the song by Peter, Paul and Mary singing the words for me. Just LOVE it. The illustrations are whimsical and lovely. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Yarrow is Peter of Peter, Paul & Mary.

Jacques Cassabois aime les personnages qui resistent, capables de secouer l'ordre des choses, de lever les energies de chacun, d'entrainer derriere eux, riches d'ampleur, porte-paroles des plus hautes qualites de l'homme et dont les actes ecrivent des epopees qui atteignent au mythe. C'est ainsi qu'il a frequente Sindbad le marin, Gilgamesh le Sumerien, Tristan et Iseut, la lumineuse Antigone, chevauche aux cotes de Jeanne d'Arc, accompagne les troupes d'enfants de 1212, en route pour delivrer Jerusalem et partage La colere des Herissons qui s'opposent de toutes leurs forces aux puissants qui compromettent l'avenir.

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