Sunshine on My Shouldersby John Denver, Christopher Canyon
This heartwarming book - an adaptation of one of John Denver's best-loved songs - is a lovely reminder of the good, pure things in life. "Sunshine On My Shoulders," accompanied (in EPUB-format versions) by John Denver's famous voice, celebrates friendship, sunshine and simple joy. Children and adults alike will love Christopher Canyon's whimsical and humorous illustrations, that capture the innocence of childhood. This is one of a series of picture book adaptations of John Denver's songs that reflect the gift of friendship and nature.
Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Meet the Author
John Denver knew that the most wonderful things in life are simple and free. Things like sunshine and friendship. He shared his feelings in poetry and song-and with his remarkably expressive voice, millions of people responded. "People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit," he said. "No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves it: we are the same." Over 32 million John Denver albums have sold in the United States alone, making him one of the top selling vocal artists of all time. He was a director and supporter of
over 22 environmental organizations including the Windstar Foundation, the Hunger Project, the National Wildlife Federation, Save The Children, the Cousteau Society, Friends of the Earth, and the Human/Dolphin Foundation.; Christopher Canyon spent much of his childhood growing up in rural Ohio where he spent most of his time drawing, laying guitar and singing songs with his family. In his youth, Christopher was deeply influenced by the music of John Denver. "John's songs gave me hope, joy, and an unbounded belief in possibilities," he says.Christopher is an award-winning artist,
musician and performer dedicated to sharing the joy and importance of the arts with children, educators and families. He frequently visits schools, providing entertaining and educational programs, and is a popular speaker at conferences throughout the country. "Everyone has what it takes to be artistic, and it's not talent. It is our creativity," he says. "As humans we are all creative beings and our individual creativity is one of our most powerful gifts. If we celebrate and use our creativity in positive ways it is amazing how much we can learn, how much we can discover and how much joy we can share."
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We love it. Good for all ages.
Great childrens book to read too.
We just discovered this book while on vacation. My 3 year old son brought the book to me to read from his cousin's book shelf while we were visiting family. Being almost 40, I instantly smiled when I realized it was this classic John Denver song. About half way through singing him the lyrics, I realized my sweet little boy had tears streaming down his face...he was simply over-come with the emotion of the lyrics, illustrations and melody. He would not let me stop, but was sobbing through it. It was an absolutely beautiful moment that I shared with my little boy. At bedtime later that night, he insisted I read this book to him again, and he again broke down into gentle tears as I hugged him close before he cuddled up and fell fast asleep. We leave in 2 days, and I am ordering this book now to make sure it is waiting for us when we get home.