Apple for the teacher : thirty songs for singing while you work

by Yolen, Jane.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj ML54.6.Y67 A67 2005
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj ML54.6.Y67 A67 2005
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 782.42 Y7
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 782.42 Y7
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 782.42 Y
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This richly illustrated songbook from beloved children's book writer Jane Yolen celebrates the American way of work. From the railway workers who built our transcontinental train system to the astronauts who landed on the moon, the jobs that built and maintain our country are honored in this lively collection of folk tunes and new songs. Weathervanes, whirligigs, quilts, signs, and other folk art pieces are the perfect accompaniment for such classic and current favorites as "Barber, Spare Those Hairs," "Git Along, Little Dogies," "Casey Jones," and "Fire in the Sky." Great for family or classroom sing-alongs, these thirty songs, arranged for piano and guitar, give children and adults anthems to match their ambitions. Book jacket.
Astronaut : Fire in the sky
Barber : Barber, spare those hairs
Bargee : The Erie Canal
Chimney sweeper : Chimney sweeper
Cowboy : Git along, little dogies
Doctor : The doctor song
Farmer : The farmer is the man
Field hand : Cotton needs pickin'
Fisherman : Boston come-all-ye
Housewife : Old grumble
Hunter : Let's go a-hunting
Jockey : Stewball
Laundry worker : Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Logger : The frozen logger
Girls : Cotton mill girls
Miner : Down in a coal mine
Musician (orchestra) : The orchestra
Programmer : My father is a programmer
Railroad engineer : Casey Jones
Railway worker : Pat works on the railway
Reaper : The reaper on the plain
Rescue workers : Bodies on the line
Shoemaker : Peg an' awl
Street vendor : Chairs to mend
Tarrier : Drill ye tarriers, drill
Teacher : In the good old days
Teamsters : The oxen song
Telephone operator : Long distance blues
Wait staff : Stand and wait
Weavers : Weave-room blues.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. Yolen has brought together a collection of 30 work songs, presented with music arranged by her son, Adam Stemple, which represent a wide variety of occupations--from astronaut to laundry worker to weaver. She introduces each job, explaining unusual vocabulary and references in the songs. Many of the pieces are familiar (The Erie Canal and Git Along Little Dogies ); a few are contemporary (Fire in the Sky, about an astronaut); and several were written by Yolen and Stemple for this volume (My Father Is a Programmer and Stand and Wait ). The artwork, chosen and captioned by Eileen Michaelis Smiles, is elegant. Ranging from sculpture to paintings to needlework, each selection of Americana has been carefully matched to the occupation, beautifully reproduced on high-quality paper, and meticulously identified\b . Classroom teachers and parents as well as young readers will appreciate this unique compilation of music, art, and American history. --Kay Weisman Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Apple for the Teacher: Thirty Songs for Singing While You Work, edited by Jane Yolen, music arr. by Adam Stemple, introduces young people to the early tradition of people who sang not only while they worked but about their work. A "Bargee" song describes traveling the Erie Canal (Yolen briefly describes when the canal was completed and how it was used); "Git Along, Little Dogies" describes a cowboy's experience. Reproductions of related arts and crafts appear alongside every song, including some modern songs and modern verses that bring the past closer; music is included. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Work songs -- Texts.
Work songs -- History and criticism.
Working class -- Songs and music.
Popular music lyrics.
Publisher New York :Harry N. Abrams,2005
Contributors Stemple, Adam.
Language English
Description 117 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0810948257
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