Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow


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"0ver the Rainbow," the Academy Award — winning ballad from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland. is one of the most popular songs ever written. It has recently been voted a one of the Lop hits of the twentieth century by music-industry professionals.

In this fresh interpretation of the classic song a young girl discovers that a bit of hope and a dash of imagination can clear up the gloomiest day and transport her beyond the rainbow. Between E. Y. Harburg's beautiful lyrics and Julia Noonan glowing art, the timeless message that wonderful things can happen when you dare to dream has never been better expressed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060289492
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

E. Y. Harburg (lyricist, 1896-1981) and Harold Arlen (composer, 1905-1986) teamed up in 1939 for the MGM classic movie The Wizard of Oz and created some of the most popular songs ever written, including the Academy Award — winning "Over the Rainbow." Mr. Harburg wrote, extensively for both Hollywood and Broadway, producing hit after hit, including "It's Only a Paper Moon," "April in Paris," and "Suddenly.- He was twice nominated for induction into the Entertainment Hall of fame, and was elected into the Songwriters' Hall of fame in 1973.

Julia Noonan's many award-winning books for children include Baby Bat's Lullaby by Jacquelyn Mitchard and When the Moon is High by Alice Schertle. Her own books include The Very Best Doll and Hare and Rabbit: Friends Forever. Ms. Noonan has two children and makes her home in Stony Brook, New York.

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Over the Rainbow 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Jane_Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
Beautifully illustrated, and accompanied with a CD of three songs sung by Judy Collins, this book will re-introduce this song to a new generation of children. Especially thrilling is to read and hear the beginning of the original song, not commonly known since it did not appear in The Wizard of Oz. A beautiful gift for any child to inspire dreams...
SusanIrene More than 1 year ago
My teen years were filled with the beautiful inspiration of Judy Collins' voice - and she still has it! And who doesn't love the hopeful outlook of Yip Harburg's lyrics? If you want to share a beautiful female voice singing words of hope with the new generation, the is the book and recording for you. I bought 1 for myself and 1 for my cousin's granddaughters. I look forward to buying more for young people, as they come into my life.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh, this book is so beautiful -- all about yearning and wishing to be free... to be somewhere over the rainbow. I loved this film so much and Judy Garland so much. I didn't know I loved Maxfield Parrish so much. These paintings seem as if they were painted for this song and I know they weren't. This is a gift that I will give many times, I suspect. The reproductions are also so beautiful. I guess you could call it an artbook.