Some from the Moon, Some from the Sun (Hardcover)

Poems and Songs for Everyone

By Margot Zemach, Margot Zemach (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374399603, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2001

List Price: 17.00*
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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Some from the Moon, Some from the Sun: Poems and Songs for Everyone

*"Warm, lively, funny watercolors illustrate nursery rhymes . . . It will be well appreciated at the bedside, on the lap, or at storytime. As a tribute to an artist or simply a book for sharing, it's a top-notch selection." -Starred, School Library Journal