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A Timeless Classic

By Judy Collins, Illustrations by Eric Puybaret

Imagine! Peter Yarrow, $17.95, 32 pages

Few songs are as hopeful and moving as When You Wish Upon a Star from Walt Disney’s film, Pinocchio. For more than sixty years listeners have cherished its meaning and message. Grammy Award-winning singer Judy Collins and illustrator Eric Puybaret collaborate to bring this classic to life in When You Wish Upon a Star, a book and CD celebrating peace, love, and happiness. Relax to Collins’ lovely voice and Puybaret’s mystical illustrations. In addition to When You Wish Upon a Star, enjoy two new songs that Collins wrote and recorded just for this book – The Other Side of My World and All the Pretty Horses (Hush-A-Bye). Puybaret successfully takes on the challenge of turning the abstract subject of hope into pictures. His illustrations of the words of the song are enchanting. Upon seeing the first star of the evening, boys and girls from around the world travel together to a magical land filled with fairies where anything is possible. During this holiday season it is nice to be reminded how important hope is in our lives. Let your belief in dreams be renewed as you and your loved ones listen to and read this timeless treasure.

Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin
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