Moon River (Hardcover)

Moon River By Tim Hopgood (Illustrator), Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini Cover Image
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Two drifters, off to see the world / There's such a lot of world to see
We're after the same rainbow's end, waiting, round the bend / My Huckleberry Friend, Moon River, and me

Follow a girl (accompanied by her teddy bear—"two drifters") as she dreams about the wide and wonderful world. Cozy scenes of pajamas and bedtime make this a perfect story to share at the end of the night.

Godwin Books

About the Author

Tim Hopgood lives with his wife, children, and cats in North Yorkshire, England. A veteran graphic designer, he is the creator of more than ten picture books, including his book about colors, Wow! Said the Owl.

Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) was the Academy Award-winning songwriter and lyricist of "Moon River" (music by Henry Mancini, from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's), "Days of Wine and Roses" (music by Mancini, from the film of the same name), and many more.

Mercer also worked as a lyricist with such composers as Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Duke Ellington, among others. After his death, his widow gave some of his unfinished lyrics to Barry Manilow to create complete songs.

Henry Mancini (1924-1994) was a multiple Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning composer, known best for his film and television scores including "The Pink Panther," "Moon River" (with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, from Breakfast at Tiffany's), and "Peter Gunn." He also received a Golden Globe and a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

Praise For…

"A classic song set to modern illustrations for a delightful reminder that friends are with us even in our dreams." —Kirkus Reviews on Moon River

"Whether sung or read aloud, this carefully put together bedtime book should appeal to children and hopefully ease them into slumber." —School Library Journal on Moon River

"Hopgood reprises the feel-good style of his other books to create a soothing world full of music notes, rainbows, and friendly faces." —Publishers Weekly on Moon River

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250159007
ISBN-10: 1250159008
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: October 16th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English