Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons

by Margaret Wise Brown, Sophie Blackall, Christopher Silas Neal, and Sean Qualls

After Margaret Wise Brown’s death in 1952, hundreds of unpublished manuscripts,... read more

After Margaret Wise Brown’s death in 1952, hundreds of unpublished manuscripts, poems, and songs were packed away in a relative’s barn for many decades. This volume introduces 12 of her poems for very young children, 10 of which have never before been published. Each poem is accompanied by a double-page illustration by a different children’s book artist, and the poems themselves are arranged to reflect the cycle of seasons. Kittens, bunnies, and the joy of being outside in the natural world are the recurring themes that run through all of these child-friendly offerings. Each one has been set to music by Tom Proutt and Emily Gary, and a CD of them performing the 12 original songs is included with the book.

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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