Some from the Moon, Some from the Sun
Poems and Songs for Everyone
Publication Date: August 8, 2001
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A charming book of children's rhymes by the Caldecott Medalist.
I'm the king of the castle,
Get down, you dirty rascal!
There she goes,
There she goes,
All dressed up in her Sunday clothes.
When I make a book for children, I draw it the same as I would for grownups. I draw for people of any age. —Margot Zemach
Margot Zemach was a visionary artist whose contribution to twentieth-century children's literature is one of the most significant and innovative ever. Farrar Straus Giroux is proud to be publishing her final book, a collection of timeless verses paired with Zemach's glorious watercolors. From the familiar "This Little Pig Went to Market" to the lesser-known "Brave News Is Come to Town" to the enduringly popular "Bingo," these twenty-seven rhymes and songs — many of them favorites from Zemach's youth — are lovingly presented for readers of all ages.
Completing the volume is a brief scrapbook of Zemach's childhood artwork, family photographs, and autobiographical writings and sketches, assembled by her daughter Kaethe Zemach-Bersin. It is a unique personal glimpse into Margot Zemach's life for those encountering her work for the first time, as well as for those who have long admired her.
Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California. She began illustrating stories by her husband, Harve, in 1959, and their subsequent collaborations led to many enduring children's books, including The Judge: An Untrue Tale, a Caldecott Honor Book; A Penny a Look, an ALA Notable Book; and Duffy and the Devil, recipient of the Caldecott Medal.