Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod Cover

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

By Eugene Field; Giselle Potter (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade, Hardcover, 9780375841965, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2008

Description

WYNKEN, BLYNKEN AND Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe–
Sailed off on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew . . .

So begins Eugene Field’s lovely bedtime poem, which tells of three wee fishermen who sail up to the stars, and a boy who imagines it all before he drifts off to sleep. Field’s timeless text has lulled generations of little listeners into dreamland, and this version, complimented by Giselle Potter’s magical illustrations, is perhaps the most enchanting—and the closest to Fields’ own vision—of all.



About the Author
Eugene Field (1850-1895) is best known for his children's poetry.

Giselle Potter is the illustrator of "The Boy Who Loved Words "by Roni Schotter, which received two starred reviews, "The Littlest Grape Stomper "by Alan Madison, and "Kate and the Beanstalk "(a "Publishers Weekly "and "School Library Journal "Best

Book and ALA Notable Book). She lives in Kingston, New York.


Praise For Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Starred Review, School Library Journal, July 2008:
"Share this vividly imagined book with youngsters who need a little help gaining entry to the world of dreams."

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