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Leave your Sleep

A Collection of Classic Children's Poetry
(Book - 2012)
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This collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. Leave Your Sleep features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved (e.e. cummings, Edward Lear, and Jack Prelutsky) to the undiscovered (the young Nathalia Crane).
Statement of Responsibility: adapted to music by Natalie Merchant ; illustrated by Barbara McClintock
Title: Leave your sleep
a collection of classic children's poetry
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
Sold by: Farrar Straus Giroux
Notes: "Frances Foster Books."
Contents: CD. The land of nod
The dancing bear
The janitor's boy
Adventures of Isabel
Bleezer's ice-cream
Old mother Hubbard & her dog revisited
The blind men and the elephant
Topsyturvey-world
It makes a change
The peppery man
Calico pie
If no one ever marries me
Equestrienne
The sleep giant
Nursery rhyme of innocence and experience
Maggie and milly and molly and may
The king of China's daughter
Vain and careless
I saw a shipa-sailing
Summary: This collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. Leave Your Sleep features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved (e.e. cummings, Edward Lear, and Jack Prelutsky) to the undiscovered (the young Nathalia Crane).
Subject Headings: Poetry Children's poetry
Topical Term: Poetry
Children's poetry
Additional Contributors: McClintock, Barbara
Merchant, Natalie
LCCN: 2011047064
ISBN: 0374343683
9780374343682
Branch Call Number: J 808.81 L
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Finely detailed illustrations add elegant visual notes to this selection of beloved poems, both old and new. Set to music on an accompanying CD.


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