The Marvelous Toy
Charlesbridge, Aug 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages
It's a major publishing event! For nearly half a century, "The Marvelous Toy"--composed by the legendary singer/songwriter Tom Paxton--has enchanted children and adults alike. A simple tale about a mysterious, magical, and mystical toy that a father gives to his son--and that eventually gets passed down to the next generation--it celebrates a child's sense of wonder. The witty, evocative lyrics spark the imagination. No surprise, then, that the song has been recorded by countless major artists, from Peter, Paul, and Mary to the Chad Mitchell Trio to John Denver, and won legions of fans through the years. Paxton's marvelous song has finally become a stunning picture book, featuring incredible and wildly imaginative art by Steve Cox, illustrator of the award-winning PIGS MIGHT FLY. Parents, grandparents, friends, and family worldwide will remember this classic from their own youth--and joyfully share it with their own children.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kbartholomew1 - LibraryThing
The father in this book brings a toy home to his son. His son falls in love with the toy, but does not know what it is. The boy can only describe the movements of the toy. Later, the boy is grown and ... Read full review