Leave Your Sleep

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Macmillan, Nov 13, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. Leave Your Sleep features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved (e.e. cummings, Edward Lear, and Jack Prelutsky) to the undiscovered (the young Nathalia Crane). Natalie Merchant's brilliant musical renderings, selected from her highly praised album, share the stage with Barbara McClintock's richly imagined art to create a memorable reading, looking, and listening experience.


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User Review  - EmLu - LibraryThing

This is a beautiful collection of classic poetry, with wonderful doodles, as well as stunning full page illustrations. This collection also includes a CD which sets the poems to music and turns them into songs, which is another wonderful way for young students to experience the poems. Read full review

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User Review  - Jlporrata75 - LibraryThing

Wonderdul collection of poems by a musician who first recorded the album and later an editor thought of making it an illustrated children’s book. Among the traditional poets included in this ... Read full review


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Adventures of Isabel
The Blind Men and the Elephant
The Peppery Man
maggie and milly and molly and may
The Poets

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About the author (2012)

Natalie Merchant is a musician who for the past 30 years has been recognized as one of America's most gifted singer-songwriters.She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Barbara McClintock has written and illustrated many distinguished books for young readers, including Adele & Simon. Her books have been named four times to the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year list. She lives in Windham, Connecticut.

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