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(Book). This beautifully illustrated children's book is the latest result of a collaboration between poet Charles Anthony Silvestri and composer Eric Whitacre. The text was originally written to accompany Whitacre's enormously popular choral work "Sleep." This hardcover book is a new way to enjoy and share the poem, with lavish illustrations by Anne Horjus. Enjoy the book, ...more
Hardcover, 34 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Acroterion Books
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I found this book after seeing the artist listed in an upcoming local art tour. It is nice art, but it is also very short. I also felt like the rhyme scheme didn't flow quite as it should, though at the same time it felt vaguely familiar. Only after I read it the first time did I read the inner cover information that revealed the origin, and that the lines were written to fit music originally composed for Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods," which explains the sense of familiarity I had in ...more
Sometimes it's okay to judge a book by its cover.. and this cover happens to be astoundingly superb. Illustrations by Anne Horjus are absolutely breathtaking. I would definitely recommend everyone to read this gorgeous book, as well as listen to the song, and read about the story behind it. Phenomenal, 100%. No complaints, and would recommend it to everyone.