Sunrise, Sunset

Sunrise, Sunset

by Sheldon Harnick, Ian Schoenherr, Jerry Bock
     
 

The first picture-book adaptation of the beloved song "Sunrise, Sunset" from the musical Friddler on the Roof follows a little girl as she grows up, falls in love, marries, and has a little one of her own. Ian Schoenherr's beautifully rendered illustrations lovingly depict growing up in a caring family and a supportive community.

Overview

The first picture-book adaptation of the beloved song "Sunrise, Sunset" from the musical Friddler on the Roof follows a little girl as she grows up, falls in love, marries, and has a little one of her own. Ian Schoenherr's beautifully rendered illustrations lovingly depict growing up in a caring family and a supportive community.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
From the musical Fiddler on the Roof, Sunrise, Sunset with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (music by Jerry Bock) provides the narrative for Ian Schoenherr's illustrations of a girl who grows up, falls in love, gets married and starts a family of her own. Full-bleed spreads depict the preparations for the marriage and the start of a family, while inset paintings record images of the husband and wife's childhood ("Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play?"). A lovely homage to a time-honored song-and tradition. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Schoenherr's stunning artwork done in colored pencil, ink, and acrylic beautifully illustrates this song from Fiddler on the Roof. Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe is portrayed through the story of Tzeitel, Tevye's oldest daughter, as she grows up, falls in love, marries the tailor, and has a child of her own. The lyrics appear in large font on each page and the musical score is appended. However, with no introduction, background note, or explanatory text, only readers well-versed in the plot of the musical and familiar with the song will understand, appreciate, and enjoy this magnificently illustrated book.-Rachel Kamin, Temple Israel Libraries & Media Center, West Bloomfield, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Schoenherr uses the original setting for the renowned song's first appearance in this format, capturing its wistful tone with light-drenched scenes that basically reproduce the sets for Fiddler on the Roof, and people in shtetl garb who sometimes resemble the play's cast members. The lyric is voiced by an adult, and though children won't find the theme of time's too-quick passage particularly meaningful, they'll have no trouble following the two young lovers through courtship and wedding to a final tableau with a child of their own-and will likely join their parents or librarians in singing the lines. So despite the less than venturesome setting, this makes a good choice for intergenerational sharing. Musical arrangement at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060515256
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/11/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sheldon Harnick met composer Jerry Bock in 1956. Their first score, "The Body Beautiful," was a moderate success, and they followed it with the hit "Fiorello!" in 1960 which won the Pulitzer Prize. Then, in 1964, the team had their biggest success of all, "Fiddler on the Roof." Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock are considered one of the best musical theatre writing teams ever.

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