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Summertime and the livin' is easy, Fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high...

Nothing captures the feelings of summer better than the much-loved song from Porgy and Bess, "Summertime." Its majestic imagery and deep spirituality touch listeners today as they have for generations. Now with acclaimed illustrator Mike Wimmer's lush oil paintings depicting a family's routine one summer day earlier in this century, an American classic takes on a whole new meaning. Including the score of the song, Summertime is both a gentle book for family sharing and a lavish gift to be treasured.

...There's a nothin' can harm you, With Daddy and Mama standin' by.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689807190
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 07/01/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.82(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mike Wimmer has illustrated many books for children, including Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth by Robert Burleigh, which was named an ALA Notable Children's Book and was called a "grand slam" in a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. He also illustrated Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh by Robert Burleigh, which received the Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction. He lives in Oklahoma with his family.

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