John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
(Audio CD Included) (The John Denver & Kids Series)

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Upbeat, funny and irresistibly singable, this song was made famous by John Denver and now made doubly delightful by Christopher Canyon's illustrations. Especially if you listen along with Denver, kids will say, play it again! It is all about the cousins, the chicken pie, four hound dogs and a piggy, but as the song says, the best darn thing about Grandmas house was her great big feather bed. The EPUB-format version comes with John Denver's famous voice accompanying the illustrations. Vince Gill put it in a nutshell: "It just makes sense--John Denver and kids!"

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Linda Vieira has written "The Ever-living Tree," "Grand Canyon," and "The Seven Seas "for Walker & Company. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her Labrador retriever, Hannah.Internationally recognized, "Christopher Canyon" is the illustrator for several award winning picture books for children. His work has also appeared in many posters and national publications including "Natural History" Magazine. Although he produces a variety of work in many styles, he is most recognized by his highly detailed and colorful nature paintings. His work is true to life and yet has a magical quality that is well suited to children. Christopher received his formal art training at the Columbus College of Art & Design in central Ohio where he resides with his wife, Jeanette and their cat, Goppy. When Christopherisn't working in his studio he enjoys visiting schools, libraries, speaking at special events, and providing programs for children and adults. For more information about Christopher's programs please contact Walker's BFYR Marketing Department. 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." He wrote Sunshine On My Shoulders during the difficult times of the Vietnam War. It was a tonic for anxiety, and a reminder of the good, pure things in life. As John said, "When things were seemingly out of control, here was a dove coming back with news of dry land. Or at least a song that soared upward, and took its audience back home." It hit the top of the charts, along with many other songs of his. 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.
Published August 20, 2011 by 4 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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Youngsters will even gain a better understanding of dolphin birth through the illustrations—one shows a baby dolphin curled up with an umbilical cord and another, the actual live birth from a spot just underneath and behind the mother’s dorsal fin.

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