The Marvelous Toy

Front Cover
Charlesbridge, Aug 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages
1 Review
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User 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

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

About the author (2009)

Tom Paxton is one of the world?s best-known and loved singer/songwriters. In 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy (The Grammy? Awards). His newest CD, Comedians & Angels, was also nominated for a Grammy?. Paxton?s influence on folk music has been inestimable: his songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger; Peter, Paul, and Mary; Joan Baez; Arlo Guthrie; and Johnny Cash. His best-known tunes include "The Last Thing on My Mind," "Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle of Wine," and "Goin' to the Zoo." He has been richly honored: he received the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award as well as four Grammy nominations, and the Martin Guitar Company even named a guitar after him. He is a true musical treasure.

Bibliographic information