Cover image for Abiyoyo : based on a South African lullaby and folk story
Title:
Abiyoyo : based on a South African lullaby and folk story
Author:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014.
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Edition:
First Simon and Schuster book-and-CD edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 audio CD.
Summary:
Banished from the town for making mischief, a little boy and his father are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant Abiyoyo disappear.
General Note:
"Includes audio CD of Pete Seeger performing "Abiyoyo"--Cover.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 610 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 9751.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689846939
Format :
Book

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Once there was a little boy who played the ukelele. Wherever he'd go he'd play, Clink, clunk, clonk. His father was a magician. Wherever he'd go, he'd make things disappear, Zoop! Zoop! Soon the townspeople grew tired of the boy's noise and his father's tricks, and banished both of them to the edge of town.
There they lived, until one day the terrible giant Abiyoyo appeared. He was as tall as a tree, and it was said that he could eat people up. Everyone was terrified, except the boy and his father, and they came up with a plan to save the town....
Pete Seeger's storysong, made up for his own children, finds its perfect match in Michael Hays's masterful paintings. As a special bonus, this edition includes a CD of Pete performing two different versions of "Abiyoyo." You'll love to follow and sing along as you listen to Pete tell this richly vivid and exciting story.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Abiyoyo, the popular picture-book version of a storysong by Pete Seeger, illustrated by Michael Hays, turns 15 in October. To celebrate, Simon & Schuster is issuing a special anniversary edition of the book, which will come packaged with a CD recording of Seeger performing two different versions of his work in colorful storytelling style, one from 1956, the other, a live performance captured in 1991. Inspired by a South African folktale, the story of how a father and son vanquish the giant named Abiyoyo has long been a favorite and has been featured on PBS's Reading Rainbow. In addition to the audio bonus, Seeger fans have still more to cheer about: the original hardcover (without CD) will remain in print and a sequel, Abiyoyo Returns, will be released in October as well. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved