Sunday, November 6, 2011

Turn Up the Volume!

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON, lived by the sea,
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee.


Ahem…

My vocals are a little rusty, but how would you like to meet Peter Yarrow and pick up a copy of the new pop-up version of Puff the Magic Dragon?

(Multiple sets of hands go up and wave madly!)

Event: Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)
Where: FAIRHOPE PUBLIC LIBRARY
When: November 17, 2011

Learn more about this fun event on the Page & Palette website. I hope Peter Yarrow will sign my picture book too:

Puff the Magic Dragon
Written by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Paintings by Eric Puybaret



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.

Cross your fingers!

The illustrations are truly magic, and I just realized that I have another picture book illustrated by Eric Pubaret:


The Nutcracker
Retold by John Cech
Illustrations by Eric Puybaret

Cech bases his version on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original, which features not only the story familiar to all ballet lovers, but other wondrous adventures—including the tale of Princess Pirlipat and an explanation of the origins of the Nutcracker himself.

Excellent!

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