Puff, the magic dragon

by Yarrow, Peter, 1938-

Format: Print Book 2007
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Summary

"Beautifully illustrated . . . smartly designed . . . More than 40 years after 'Puff'...was released, this volume . . . brings the land of Honalee to new life."-- The New York Times



The timeless children's song . . . in a beautiful, bestselling picture book filled with enchantment.



"Puff has appeared to me both childlike and wise, a king but also a willing follower of just about any bright spirit that inspired him. Puff gives his whole heart and soul to one special friend...One day, as you can see at the end of this book, a new and special friend comes to Honalee...In this way Puff and Jackie's friendship continues through new children like you." --Peter Yarrow

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This sentimental song, made popular by the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, receives slick but appealing treatment with Puybaret's acrylic-on-linen illustrations. Puff is a slender-necked, benevolent dragon that follows his special friend, Jackie Paper, like an affectionate pup across a smoothly painted fantasy landscape. Those who recall the bittersweetness of Jackie's departure will be happy to know that the book's images continue where the lyrics leave off: the older Jackie leaves for the real world, but his young daughter takes his place as Puff's best buddy. There's a fair amount of nostalgia in the packaging of this story-song, from the notes by authors Yarrow and Lipton to the sweet facial expressions of, well, everyone even the pirates on ships that lower their flags when Puff roared out his name. Actually, it's hard to imagine Puff roaring at anyone. A CD of Yarrow accompanied by his own daughter features renditions of the title song as well as Froggy Went a-Courting and Jimmy Crack Corn.--Del Negro, Janice Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This handsome volume offers a charming interpretation of the 1960s folk song, written by Yarrow and Lipton and famously recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary. Featuring a soothing palette highlighted by greens and blues, Puybaret's graceful acrylic on linen paintings are intermittently misty and sunny. Echoing the gentle cadence of the song, the sweeping landscapes and seascapes reveal Honalee to be a magical place indeed, with faces appearing on trees, flowers and rocks. Other whimsical flourishes include the book's affable ancillary characters, including diminutive winged fairies and red-and-white striped dolphin-like critters that wear graduation caps. There is, of course, the inevitable somber moment when "One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more,/ And Puff, that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar"; the dragon gazes wistfully upon the departing boy and then slips sadly into his cave. But at the creative hand of Puybaret, a French illustrator who here makes his American publishing debut, the song's potentially sad denouement takes an uplifting turn. As the chorus is repeated one final time, the delighted Puff spies a girl approaching-ostensibly Jackie's daughter-a new friend to frolic with in the autumn mist. Youngsters concerned about the fate of Puff's first playmate will be comforted to see a smiling, grown-up Jackie looking on. Adding to the appeal of the book is a CD presenting a new recording of the song (and two others), sung by Yarrow and his daughter Bethany, accompanied by cellist Rufus Cappadocia. An impressive performance all around. Ages 3-7. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Children's songs, English -- United States -- Texts.
Dragons -- Songs and music.
Songs.
Publisher New York :Sterling Pub.,2007
Contributors Lipton, Lenny, 1940-
Puybaret, Eric.
Language English
Notes "Includes a four-song CD recorded by Peter Yarrow"--Dust jacket.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 x 30 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 9781402747823
1402747829
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