In 1959, Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton co-created the timeless and
beloved song "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Peter Yarrow's career has
spanned more than four decades. As a member of the renowned trio,
Peter, Paul, & Mary, he has earned many gold and platinum awards
and numerous Grammys, as well as an Emmy nomination for his
animated TV specials based on "Puff, the Magic
Dragon." Among the many honors bestowed upon him, Yarrow is
most proud of the Allard K. Lowenstein Award, which he received in
1982 for advancing the causes of human rights, peace, and freedom.
Today, he frequently uses his musical and other artistic gifts to
convey a message of humanity and caring. In an effort to combat
school violence, Yarrow started Operation Respect in 2000, a
program that teaches tolerance and respect to children in schools
and camps. Lenny Lipton is the inventor of the modern 3D projection
system used in cinemas worldwide. He is the author of four books on
motion picture technology and received an award from the
Smithsonian for his invention.
Eric Puybaret was born in France, and graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Puff, the Magic Dragon was his first American book, and he also illustrated Sterling's The Nutcracker, written by John Cech.
"...beautifully illustrated...smartly designed...More than 40 years
after 'Puff'...was released, this volume...brings the land of
Honalee to new life."--The New York Times
"Puff is pure magic."--USA Today"The lyrics from the ubiquitous 1960s song finally find a hardcover home...lush, stylized artwork [is] rendered in acrylic on linen ...The full spreads feature sweeping panoramas set against the blues and greens of ocean and island with small details revealed throughout."--School Library Journal"This is the first time the folk classic has been illustrated, and it was worth the wait to hear Yarrow on the enclosed CD while flipping through the lushly imagined land called Honalee."--New York Daily News"A stunningly beautiful picture book for all ages."--Chicago Sun-Times* "This handsome volume offers a charming interpretation of the 1960s folk song. . . Adding to the appeal of the book is a CD presenting a new recording of the song. . . An impressive performance all around."--Publishers Weekly, starred review