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Puff, the Magic Dragon (Book & CD) Hardcover – 7 Sep 2007


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  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Later Printing edition (7 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230700640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230700642
  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 0.9 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the picture-book version of "Puff, the Magic Dragon" [B]eautifully illustrated... brings the land of Honalee to new life."--the "New York Times """""Puff" is pure magic."--"USA Today""""[L]ush, stylized artwork...The full spreads feature sweeping panoramas set against the blues and greens of ocean and island with small details revealed throughout."--"School Library Journal""""[S]tunningly beautiful."--"Chicago Sun-Times""""An impressive performance all around."--"Publishers Weekly", starred review --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Everyone knows the song, and now you can share the story. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful By J. White on 13 Sept. 2007
Format: Hardcover
The illustrations are so charming. My reception class joined in with the chorus as I read and they loved the dragon and were pleased when he found a new play mate. They enjoyed the song so much they asked for it to be played again. They then hummed the tune during the afternoon. My colleague and I felt nostalgic as we were teenagers when the song was first released. A super book for grandparents as well as chidren.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Ottway on 3 April 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Having read alot of the other reviews, I felt compelled to write my own.

It seems that alot of people have missed the fact that this 'version' of Puff the magic dragon, is in fact by the original authors, Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton.

Leonard Lipton wrote it as a poem (1959) and Peter Yarrow of 'Peter, Paul and Mary' made it into the song (1961)that we all know and love.

Many refer to the 'changes' in it, and how they prefer the original, well, really, it is basically the same, albeit he has added the word 'girls'.

I like the fact a new companion is added at the end in the illustrations only, as you can make of this what you will...

I adore this book and cd, the illustrations are delightful and the book is kept simple and short.

More importantly, my 3 year old daughter loves it, she is even learning empathy from it which at that age is amazing. I have to read it to her, then play the cd!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 10 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
I have bought this book several times now for children aged between 3 and 7. It is beautifully illustrated and the writing style makes it accessible to a broad set of age ranges. The CD is an added bonus and nice to have in the car for those boring journeys!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 13 Nov. 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Well, we love this book. We started reading it at ages 1 and 3.5 and it's one that gets revisited and re-loved over the months. The CD is now in the car and is brilliant if they (or you) need a little soothing. The book also has some obscure little faces you can spot on some pages which cause us great delight.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K. Wakefield on 10 July 2009
Format: Hardcover
An absolutely wonderful book. The text is straight forward. It is simply the song lyrics which, of course, are a story themselves. The illustrations are magical and the happy ending (and the inclusion of girls) is both believable and far more comforting to both my children, who range from 23 to 3 years old, and me. (I had previously cried every time I heard this song since I first heard Peter, Paul & Mary sing it on the radio in the 60's when a toddler myself.) A modern day classic and a long established favourite in our house, I think it is a must for every little person. The CD included with this book is a nice little extra and includes 2 other traditional folk songs. The pieces written at the end of the book by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton are charming and give a lovely history of both the original song's inception and today's version. All round you just couldn't ask for better.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Cripps on 29 April 2009
Format: Hardcover
This was my dad's favourite song when he was a little boy - I'd been looking for a copy of the song for ages and to have it with an illustrated book as well, one which even gives Puff a happy ending, is wonderful.

I just bought it for my 1- and 2-year-olds, who loved it, and will buy another for Dad's birthday!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mumof2 on 24 July 2011
Format: Paperback
Really beautiful illustrations. Lovely song which children can follow with looking at the pictures and see/hear the story develop. My 2 year old enjoyed it and now I she has grown into a 4 year old who likes it and her younger sister loves it too. It has been a big hit on the nostalgia front with myself and my siblings.
Highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Persephone on 19 Nov. 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This childrens book was one of the best books my twin 4 year olds really enjoyed and participated.English being their second language and mums first I wanted to introduce and extend their vocabulary.I find songs very successful in doing this but the combination of the book and CD was a success story as it combined image and sound..Magnificent art work ,the dragon theme a favourite with the boys and the music well...brilliant ,so easy for them to pick up the words and soothing sounds.Highly recommended for young children in general ,great gift idea and nice to see some things dont change in 35 years.
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