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SONGS OF THE WILD WEST by Alan Axelrod

SONGS OF THE WILD WEST

by Alan Axelrod

Age Range: 4 & up

Pub Date: Oct. 31st, 1991
ISBN: 0-671-74775-4
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

 Using art from both collections, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, collaborate on a glorious combination of 45 songs with historical significance and real appeal for children (including all their many verses and simple arrangements by Dan Fox); beautifully reproduced art--wide-ranging, vibrant, and crammed with fascinating detail; and a generous amount of intelligent commentary, providing the context for both. Fitting the art to the songs results in some awkward page-turns for the musician, but it's a small price to pay for the splendor of the overall experience. A treasure. Full citations to the art; index. (Nonfiction. 4+)