Friday, August 10, 2012

Puff the Magic Dragon...Review & Give Away!

Did you know it is nearly the 50th Anniversary of the beloved song, Puff the Magic Dragon?  I remember that being a staple of my childhood.  We had the record and I loved watching the movie.  It was a true childhood favorite.  I still love the song and the story behind it and I was delighted to hear about a new book coming in September to celebrate this touching song.  Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton with paintings by Eric Puybaret will be available next month and is a must for your book collection.  Here is the scoop...

Toddlers love friendly dragons, too--and now their time has come, with a beautiful board-book version of Puff, the Magic Dragon!
This sturdy new volume features Eric Puybaret's stunning art from the phenomenally successful and critically praised picture book. It's the perfect celebration of the 50th anniversary of Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton's beloved children's song.

In 1959, Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton co-created the beloved song "Puff, the Magic Dragon." As a member of the renowned trio Peter, Paul & Mary, Peter Yarrow has earned many gold and platinum awards and numerous Grammys®, as well as an Emmy® nomination for his animated TV specials based on "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Among the many honors bestowed upon him, Yarrow is most proud of the Allard K. Lowenstein Award, which he received in 1982 for advancing the causes of human rights, peace, and freedom. He lives in New York City.

Lenny Lipton is the inventor of the modern 3-D projection system used in cinemas worldwide and the author of four books on motion-picture technology. He received an award from the Smithsonian for his invention.

Eric Puybaret graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Puff, the Magic Dragon was his first book, and he has since gone on to illustrate several others, including The Nutcracker for Sterling, and a picture book edition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow with a musical interpretation by Judy Collins. Puybaret lives in Paris, France.

Wow.  First of all, the song and the story just never get old.  As an adult, I understand it more and the sentiment behind a fleeting childhood.  I truly find my voice cracking at the end when Jackie Paper does not return to Puff....oh boy!  This song is just so powerful in its' pure beauty and Eric Puybaret has done a remarkable job of bringing it to life.   Honalee is brought to life in rich colors and the adventures depicted on the pages are just the sort any young boy would have with his friend the dragon!  I should think  bringing such an incredibly popular and beloved song to live would be a daunting if not impossible task but Eric Puybaret has nailed it.  Puff the Magic Dragon is now a childhood favorite with my own children and I am so happy to share this with them.   Now if only I could keep them little forever so they don't take the Jackie Paper route!  Hmmm....something to think about!

Please treat your children to this book when it arrives in September.  You will be so glad you did.  You can pre-order on Amazon...

I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher, Sterling, has graciously offered one lucky reader a copy of Puff the Magic Dragon! Thanks so much to Sterling Publishing and here is how to enter...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

42 comments:

mahnrafjtb said...

I would love to share this story with my niece. Thanks.

jakell said...

would give it to my daughters :) thanks! (all my kids I am sure would LOVE it)

~Dawn~ said...

I have 2 daughters that would LOVE this book. :)

OneMommaSavingMoney said...

I remembers from my childhood. Brings back memories. Would love to share with my kids

jayedee said...

i'd love to read this one to the littles...but, of course, i would keep it for myself (for nostalgia's sake, yanno!)

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I would give it to my Grandkids, we love to read & this is a great story!!!(Holly) Thanks for the chance....

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SavingCommonCents said...

I'd love to win this classic for my 3 daughters. :)

SavingCommonCents said...

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Amanda Z said...

I hope to win if for my 5 year old twin girls. They love dragons!

Mary said...

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Kaye said...

We have borrowed this book SO MANY TIMES from the library and both of my kids love it (and the song), so it'd be great if we could own it for ourselves.

Nadene Adams said...

I would share it with my son and daughter.

Shannon said...

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Tamra said...

This was my favorite story as a child! I would love to share this with my nieces and nephews!

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Shelley P said...

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Audra Weathers said...

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