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

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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...

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Overview

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.

An illustrated collection of traditional poems and songs, including "This Little Pig Went to Market," "Brave News is Come to Town," and "Bingo."

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Editorial Reviews

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*"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
Leonard S. Marcus
When she died in 1989, Zemach, winner of a Caldecott Medal (for Duffy and the Devil), left the finished illustrations for a Mother Goose book, now beautifully published in this vibrant treasury. Her luminous line-and-watercolor art does right by the good old rhymes. An afterword offers parents a glimpse into the life of this memorable illustrator.
Parenting Magazine
Maurice Sendak
. . . revivified the American picture book but was one of the very few who helped elevate it to an art form.
Publishers Weekly
Each detail of this posthumous collection of Zemach's work is rendered with care. From the book's cover, with its arches of sun, stars and earth, to the brief autobiography at its end, Zemach's versatility shines. Dazzling endpapers resemble sketchbook pages, chock-full of people and animals and the moon/sun theme carries through to the title page, which shows an intriguing crowing rooster wearing a midnight-black cape flecked with stars. The collection of rhymes plays up Zemach's wide range of moods and styles, perspective and subject matter. The tranquility of the deft watercolors illustrating a birch forest ("When a big tree falls and people aren't near,/ Does it really make a noise if no one can hear?") offers a distinct contrast to the humor of a black-outlined caricature of Hannah Bantry, gnawing at a mutton bone in the pantry, for instance. Similarly, the child-like watercolor of Bingo the dog differs in texture, line and complexity from Zemach's depiction on the succeeding page of the five little pigs that go to market. The variety of style coheres rather than distracts, and Zemach's consistent palette is enough to unify the book artistically. Zemach's own words at the book's conclusion, adorned with fascinating photographs and samples of artwork from her childhood, will inspire the creativity of nearly everyone, and may well send readers out in search of her other works (a complete list is provided). All ages. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Some familiar traditional verses and some less known are collected here with illustrations done before the artist's death in 1989. The final six pages contain her autobiographical notes and additional illustrations. Her great talent for making lines live, for perceiving the essence in objects and showing them to us, is evident from the jumbled sketches on the endpapers throughout the book. This collection includes impressionistic images along with others of linear specificity; the care in reproduction captures the subtlety of her pen and brush. A bibliography reminds us of the many gifts left us by this outstanding illustrator. 2001, Farrar Straus and Giroux, $17.00. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Warm, lively, funny watercolors illustrate nursery rhymes from "This Little Pig Went to Market" and "Bingo" to the less familiar "Baby and I Were Baked in a Pie" and "There Was a Lady Loved a Swine." The selections are accompanied by illustrations of varying sizes on a white page, with a couple of double-page spreads. The text is nicely laid out, with plenty of room for the eye, yet the design feels cozy. The energy and humor in the paintings are perfectly suited to the rhymes and will appeal to a young audience. As a bonus, the book closes with several pages of autobiographical comments from and photos of Zemach (1931-1989) and previously unpublished paintings and sketches that give wonderful insight into her personality. Whether young or old, long-time fans or newcomers to Zemach's work, readers will be intrigued by this slice of an artist's life. Librarians, especially, will appreciate the sketch entitled "Receiving News about Winning the Caldecott Medal" that accompanies a full bibliography of the artist's work on the final page. With just 27 selections, this is not a voluminous collection, but 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.-Nina Lindsay, Oakland Public Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Child Magazine
A Child Magazine Best Book of 2001 Pick

In this posthumous book by Caldecott-medalist Zemach, enchanting watercolors are paired with timeless rhymes and songs ("Star light, star bright"). The mood of the illustrations ranges from sunny to pensive, but through them all shines the artist's ebullient spirit. Rounding out the volume are previously unpublished autobiographical notes, photos, and drawings from the Zemach family archives.

Kirkus Reviews
This posthumous collection of gloriously illustrated traditional rhymes and songs supplemented by a brief biographical sketch gives Caldecott Medalist Zemach's (Duffy and the Devil, 1973) fans one more chance to savor the delicious watercolors of this highly respected artist. (Sendak called her "one of the very few who helped elevate it [the American picture book] to an art form.") The 26 poems and songs include both the familiar ("This Little Pig Went to Market," "Star Light, Star Bright," and "Bingo") and lesser-known rhymes about mice and hens, pussycats, and sleepy babies. Each poem or song is illustrated with previously unpublished watercolors showing Zemach's wide-ranging variations in style, from loose, impressionistic pieces to a detailed double-page spread illustrating the cheerfully chaotic home of the pig family whose mother escapes to the market. Six additional pages include short autobiographical notes, family photographs, and additional sketches and illustrations, giving a glimpse into the artist's life. A complete bibliography of Zemach's published work is also appended, making this a first choice for most library collections as well as an excellent addition to any toddler's shelf of nursery rhyme favorites. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374399603
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 9/4/2001
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 11.72 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet 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.

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