Puff, the Magic Dragon

Puff, the Magic Dragon

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Toddlers love friendly dragons, too--and now their time has come, with a beautiful board-book version of Puff, the Magic Dragon! This sturdy new volume features Eric Puybaret's stunning art from the phenomenally successful and critically praised picture book. It's the perfect celebration of the 50th anniversary of Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton's beloved children's song.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454901143
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 246,913
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

In 1959, Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton co-created the timeless and beloved song "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Peter Yarrow’s career has spanned more than four decades. As a member of the renowned trio, Peter, Paul, & Mary, he has earned many gold and platinum awards and numerous Grammys, as well as an Emmy nomination for his animated TV specials based on "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Among the many honors bestowed upon him, Yarrow is most proud of the Allard K. Lowenstein Award, which he received in 1982 for advancing the causes of human rights, peace, and freedom. Today, he frequently uses his musical and other artistic gifts to convey a message of humanity and caring. In an effort to combat school violence, Yarrow started Operation Respect in 2000, a program that teaches tolerance and respect to children in schools and camps. Lenny Lipton is the inventor of the modern 3D projection system used in cinemas worldwide. He is the author of four books on motion picture technology and received an award from the Smithsonian for his invention.

Eric Puybaret was born in France, and graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Puff, the Magic Dragon was his first American book, and he also illustrated Sterling's The Nutcracker, written by John Cech.

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Puff, the Magic Dragon 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 288 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember this song, cartoon and the Peter, Paul and Mary album that the song is on. This is a great book about a classical and mythological character that I grew up with in the 1960's and 1970's. I read this book in Barnes & Noble and was so impressed that I bought it for my little boy to read with me. This book led to me explaining to my son the song and the hit group that sings it, and I even dug out the album so he could enjoy the old number. Puff the Magic Dragon is a timeless character, song and story that kids will be enjoying five-hundred years from now. We love it!
Cheshire56 More than 1 year ago
Puff the Magic Dragon has been life long favorite of mine and I'm now 53. I bought it for my granddaughter so she could learn the lessons of growing up as well as enjoy the characters, the story and the great CD. This is an absolute must for any child's library
MissyMayG More than 1 year ago
My 7 year old LOVES music and books on CD's! This was given to him as a gift from his grandfather. My son really enjoys having a small CD player in his room that he can put his own books on CD into and read along with and listen to music on. He has a drawer for his CD's and the books that go with them. This is one of his favorites. I also like the size of the book and it being a hardback. Some smaller paperbacks that go with CD's tend to get lost in his room (since he gets to be in charge of them) and they get bent since they tend to be smaller and thin. This one is a really nice size and was a great gift, very durable!
Honea More than 1 year ago
I am glad that I read the reviews regarding the book being so short on the nook. I have the hard cover with the CD and it was less expensive than buying the nook version. Very disappointing that the price is higher, but less quality (should be reversed!)
ginger1164 More than 1 year ago
You got to be kidding... 11 pages long and for that price. No Thank you. Thanks for the reviews everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the 1960's we had ideas of what this song was about, but since reading this book with my daughter I've gained a whole new insight into it, and it's great. This is one of the best books I've read with my daughter since she was born. All of you ex-hippies out there, like me, should buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book I bought for my grandkids and was very upset that it was only 4 pages. Am I missing something here..?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the story of puff the magic dragon soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much but ive only seen the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O.K. I dissed the book earlier because the audio wasn't working, but the BN technical support told me to archive it then unarchive it and now it works and I love it. Can't wait to share it with my grandchildren.
Loreli More than 1 year ago
The Play aspect of this book is lacking. It's not as interactive as I had hoped, and definitely not worth the price.
Umma More than 1 year ago
My Grandson started to cry when he heard the song, but the book saved the day when Jackie brought his daughter to visit Puff. Great illustrations.
peg42 More than 1 year ago
My two and a half year old grandson loved this gift. He listens to the disk almost non-stop, many days on his way to pre-school and loves the story over and over. He is learning all the words. And, it brings back great memories for grandmom too.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a GREAT book!You should get it if you have a small child.I have a hard cover one.I still love it!I would read it no matter what.The song will ocasionally give me tears.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 9 and me and my best freind l-o-v-e that song
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter and her mother love this book. It is interactive, and a whole lot of fun.
Patricia Vojack More than 1 year ago
Could not download this book after purchase. Grew up loving this story but there are definitely problems with the ebook version.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
Puff, the Magic Dragon was a classic song when I was growing up, now it's a book my children enjoy. Enchanting story and illustrations make this book a delight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When purchasing the Nook book, it warns you that it only works on Nook color and the Nook for iPad... Guess what it doesn't work on? It doesn't even show up in my library in either my Nook or Nook for kids app on my iPad. After reading the other reviews, I wish I had bought the hardcover version instead. Going to try and get a refund, but I am not holding my breath.
lovelitCG More than 1 year ago
I remember loving this story as a child. The illustrations are beautiful and the story can provide some life lessons to young children. As a future teacher, this story is useful in providing imaginative content to present grammar to a young child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Puff the magic dragon, lived by the sea. And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee." I sang this softly to my self in a shaky voice as i was scrolling through a list of books Nook suggested, silently crying in the dark corner of my living room. I saw this book, and millions of memories of the songs and cartoon flew into my head. No childhood is complete without this amazing story of the only friendly dragon left, in the land called Honalee.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for young children. I loved this book when i was little. And I still do!! Let your child read this book. I know he/she will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember this from when i was little and was quite disappointed in how short & repetitve the book is. Find the song in some other venue if you want to relay this part of your youth to your child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember this book i lobe it