January 5, 2015

Poetry turned into song

Leave Your Sleep: A collection of classic children's poetry
adapted to music by Natalie Merchant
illustrated by Barbara McClintock

Dancing bears and mischievous dogs, blind men and elephants, giants and witches, sailors and equestriennes. These are the some of the whimsical characters that appear in the pages of this poetry collection. The poems, by a diverse array of poets - Robert Louis Stevenson, Nathalia Crane, Ogden Nash, Jack Prelutsky, Edward Lear and Rachel Field to name a few - have been adapted to music by Nathalie Merchant. Comprising a delightful spectrum of folk, bluegrass, blues and jazz, they introduce children to a variety of musical styles that entertain and entrance. A wonderful addition to any music collection.

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