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Children's Fiction Railroads & Trains

Train de la paix

by (author) Cat Stevens

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jul 2022
Category
Railroads & Trains, Music, Values & Virtues
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443193153
    Publish Date
    Jul 2022
    List Price
    $19.99

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Description

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Je suis heureux maintenant, à l’idée des belles choses à venir, et je crois que c’est sûrement quelque chose de bien.

En route! Faites un tour à bord du train de la paix dans cet album adapté de la célèbre chanson de Cat Stevens sur l’amour et l’unité. Accompagné d’illustrations du célèbre Peter H. Reynolds, ce livre comprend les paroles poignantes du chanteur sur le bonheur, la paix et l’espoir. C’est le meilleur moyen de célébrer le 50e anniversaire de cette chanson classique, dont le message est aussi puissant et utile aujourd’hui qu’il l’était à l’époque.

 

Now, I’ve been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come, and I believe it could be something good has begun.

All aboard! Take a ride on the peace train in this picture book adaptation of Cat Stevens’ famous anthem about love and unity. Paired with illustrations from the celebrated Peter H. Reynolds, this book features the songwriter’s poignant lyrics about happiness, peace, and hope. There’s no better way to celebrate the fifty-year anniversary of Stevens’ classic, whose message is just as powerful today as it was back then.

Original title: Peace Train

About the authors

Cat Stevens is one of the most influential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriters of all time. His career spans over six decades, and he is known worldwide for his hits “Peace Train,” “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out,” “Wild World,” “Father and Son,” “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” and many more. In 2003, he was honored with the World Social Award for “humanitarian relief work helping children and victims of war.” The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates recognized him with the Man of Peace award for his charity work and philanthropy in 2004. In 2020, he launched the Peace Train initiative, which delivers relief, medical aid, and education globally. www.catstevens.com

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Editorial Reviews

« Au contraire de beaucoup d’autres albums pour enfants inspirés de chansons, celui-ci donne un véritable élan à la paix dans le monde et saisit l’optimisme candide de la chanson originale pour l’offrir à une nouvelle génération. » ~ School Library Journal  

« Montez à bord de cette interprétation visuelle de la chanson classique de 1971. » ~ Kirkus Reviews

 

“Unlike many of the songs that have become picture book texts, this one builds up a real head of steam for world peace, and captures the childlike optimism of the original song for a new generation.” ~ School Library Journal

“Climb aboard, with this visual interpretation of the classic 1971 song.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

Other titles by Cat Stevens

Other titles by Peter H. Reynolds