Cover image for I can fly
Title:
I can fly
Author:
Krauss, Ruth.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Random House edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
A little girl at play can fly like a bird, moo like a cow, and squirm like a worm.
General Note:
"Bank Street book"--T.p.

Originally published in 1951.

Includes the words and music to "I can fly" by Alec Wilder and Hilda Marx.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307105486

9780307905482
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A bird can fly. So can I. A cow can moo. I can too. Children will love to play along with this little girl, who imagines being any creature that walks, hops, flies, or swims. First published in 1950, this best-loved classic is brought back from the archives for a new generation to enjoy. Mary Blair's bright, colorful art looks brand-new in this jacketed keepsake edition


Author Notes

Ruth Krauss was born on July 25, 1901 in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the Peabody Institute of Music. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Parsons School of Fine and Applied Art and studied anthropology at Columbia University. In 1941, she married David Johnson Leisk, who wrote and illustrated children's books as Crockett Johnson. They occasionally worked together.

Her first book, A Good Man and His Good Wife, was published in 1944. She was credited as being one of the first authors to use minimal text, concentrating on precise language and working closely with an illustrator. She wrote more than 30 children's books during her lifetime including The Carrot Seed, I Can Fly, and A Hole Is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions. She received the Caldecott Medal for The Happy Day in 1950 and A Very Special House in 1954. She also wrote verse plays and poetry for adults. She died on July 10, 1993 at the age of 91.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Mary Blair, first published in 1951, features another solitary child in imaginary play, but the tone here is sillier. A rhyming text boasts that the girl can do anything that a variety of animals can do; for example, as she eats celery: "Crunch crunch crunch/ I'm a goat out to lunch." The artwork contrasts her antics with the animals she imitates in flatly patterned, stylized shapes that owe much to 1950s-era animation. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved