And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee.
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:
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:
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.