Dreams Songs Night Songs from Mali to Louisiana

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14 songs performed by various artists. Duration: 49 minutes

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Story Patrick Lacoursière Illustrations Sylvie Bourbonnière Featuring performances by Sylva Balassanian, Paul Kunigis, Juan Jose Carranza, Mary Fujiwara Burke, Nathalie Picard, H’Sao and Hart-Rouge

The mellifluous sounds of world music lullabies resonate from Mali to Louisiana within this picture book-CD set of 14 songs. Able voices bring songs from places like Armenia, Spain, South Africa, Mali, Costa Rica, Japan and Poland, sung in the language of the country, granting the mind’s eye incentive for adventure. The richly-hued earth tones found in the book’s illustrations that go with the bedtime story, presented in English, French and Spanish, bare the cultural ambience of the title. Babies can drift off to dreamland with melodies expertly performed by a breathtaking 30 different instruments.


A great addition to world music collections. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Pub Date: 2003
Ages: 0 to 3
Keywords: Bedtime / Lullabies / Travel / Maternity

Patrick Lacoursière is a producer and journalist originally from Saskatchewan. He is the author of three stories that make up the award-winning collection Dream Songs Night Songs, published by The Secret Mountain.

Sylvia Bourbonnière’s illustrations have been published by The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and People Magazine. She has also illustrated several children’s books including Tales from the Isle of Spice and Contes d’Afrique.



Hardcover illustrated picture book (8” x 8”, 36 pages) with CD (49 minutes / 14 songs).

ISBN 978-2-923163-06-2
$22.95 CAD / 16.95 USD


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