SUNRISE, SUNSET by Sheldon Harnick


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Age Range: 5 - 7
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Schoenherr uses the original setting for the renowned song’s first appearance in this format, capturing its wistful tone with light-drenched scenes that basically reproduce the sets for Fiddler on the Roof, and people in shtetl garb who sometimes resemble the play’s cast members. The lyric is voiced by an adult, and though children won’t find the theme of time’s too-quick passage particularly meaningful, they’ll have no trouble following the two young lovers through courtship and wedding to a final tableau with a child of their own—and will likely join their parents or librarians in singing the lines. So despite the less than venturesome setting, this makes a good choice for intergenerational sharing. Musical arrangement at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-06-051525-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2005


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