Puff, the Magic Dragon

Puff, the Magic Dragon

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By (author) Peter Yarrow, By (author) Lenny Lipton, Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Board book | 24 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 157mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1454901144
  • ISBN 13: 9781454901143
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 7,170

Product description

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.

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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(R), as well as an Emmy(R) 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 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs 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.

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Praise for the picture-book version of "Puff, the Magic Dragon" [B]eautifully illustrated... brings the land of Honalee to new life."--the "New York Times "" """Puff" is pure magic."--"USA Today"" ""[L]ush, stylized artwork...The full spreads feature sweeping panoramas set against the blues and greens of ocean and island with small details revealed throughout."--"School Library Journal"" ""[S]tunningly beautiful."--"Chicago Sun-Times"" ""An impressive performance all around."--"Publishers Weekly", starred review