A Warm Prairie Night
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Story and songs by Connie Kaldor and Carmen Campagne Illustrations by Brian Deines
An orange sunset falls on a wide span of prairie grass. Birds cooing resonates that it’s time to retire to their nests. Toddlers yawn and stretch after a fun day of play. A warm wind at twilight says it’s time for bed. Such is the ambience created by 13 soft and soothing, English and French lullabies capturing the rustic prairie sunset embraced by nighttime. This picture book with CD encapsulates the experience of country life with melodies like “All Through the Night,” “Hushaby,” “Bonne Nuit” and “Petit bébé.” The gorgeously textured, painted illustrations lend to this book’s nocturnal feel.
Beautiful, soothing melodies infuse this creation. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-22-2
Pub Date: 2005
Ages 0 to 3
Keywords: Prairie / Maternity / Nightime / Lullabies
Hardcover book (8” x 8”, 36 pages) with CD (42 minutes / 13 songs)
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €
Connie Kaldor is “one of Canada’s most significant contemporary folk performers” (Billboard Magazine). Her song, “Wood River” is considered by many to be the quintessential Prairie song. In 2007, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.
Carmen Campagne is an educator and singer-songwriter that was nicknamed “the Daycare Diva” in the height of her career in French-speaking Canada. She has sold more than a million records and videos and is a four-time winner of a Félix Award. In 2014, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.
Brian Deines is an acclaimed children’s book illustrator who has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Illustration, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award and the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award, among others. He has illustrated such varied titles as The Hockey Tree, On a Snowy Night and The Road to Afghanistan.