Some from the Moon, Some from the Sun by Margot Zemach
Poems and Songs for Everyone

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A charming book of children's rhymes by the Caldecott Medalist.

I'm the king of the castle,
Get down, you dirty rascal!

There she goes,
There she goes,

All dressed up in her Sunday clothes.

When I make a book for children, I draw it the same as I would for grownups. I draw for people of any age. —Margot Zemach

Margot Zemach was a visionary artist whose contribution to twentieth-century children's literature is one of the most significant and innovative ever. Farrar Straus Giroux is proud to be publishing her final book, a collection of timeless verses paired with Zemach's glorious watercolors. From the familiar "This Little Pig Went to Market" to the lesser-known "Brave News Is Come to Town" to the enduringly popular "Bingo," these twenty-seven rhymes and songs — many of them favorites from Zemach's youth — are lovingly presented for readers of all ages.

Completing the volume is a brief scrapbook of Zemach's childhood artwork, family photographs, and autobiographical writings and sketches, assembled by her daughter Kaethe Zemach-Bersin. It is a unique personal glimpse into Margot Zemach's life for those encountering her work for the first time, as well as for those who have long admired her.
 

About Margot Zemach

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Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California. She began illustrating stories by her husband, Harve, in 1959, and their subsequent collaborations led to many enduring children's books, including The Judge: An Untrue Tale, a Caldecott Honor Book; A Penny a Look, an ALA Notable Book; and Duffy and the Devil, recipient of the Caldecott Medal.
 
Published September 4, 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This posthumous collection of gloriously illustrated traditional rhymes and songs supplemented by a brief biographical sketch gives Caldecott Medalist Zemach’s (Duffy and the Devil, 1973) fans one more chance to savor the delicious watercolors of this highly respected artist.

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Each detail of this posthumous collection of Zemach's work is rendered with care. From the book's cover, with its arches of sun, stars and earth, to the brief autobiography at its end, Zema

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Each detail of this posthumous collection of Zemach's work is rendered with care.

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