Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
On Sale: August 1, 2007
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Puff, the Magic Dragon is simply one of the most
beloved songs of all time—a classic that’s become as much a
part of the childhood experience as Mother Goose and fairy
tales. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer
Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of
this magical tale…until now. With Yarrow’s and Lipton’s
blessing, Puff, Jackie Paper, and the land of Honalee
finally live on the page. The exquisite package includes a
cloth case with a tipped-in illustration and an embossed
jacket with foil touches, as well as an exclusive CD
featuring not only Puff, but several other songs
performed by Yarrow, his daughter Bethany, and cellist Rufus
Cappadocia. This is a publishing event sure to attract broad
attention and please Puff’s many fans.
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. Artist Eric Puybaret has
brought an entire magical world into being with enthralling
landscapes, color, and characters. And everyone will love
the way the art cleverly turns the song’s end, which at
first seemed so sad, into a surprising and joyful
Best of all—this is only the first of many more
collaborations with Peter Yarrow to come!
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