Man Gave Names to All the Animals

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/2/2015
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

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“Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning.
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.”

Whimsical and witty, “Man Gave Names to All the Animals” first appeared on Bob Dylan's album Slow Train Coming in 1979. With Dylan's blessing, illustrator Jim Arnosky has crafted a stunning picture book adaptation of the song that's a treat for both children and adults, with breathtaking images of more than 170 animals.
The revered musical legend rarely allows his songs to be illustrated, and Arnosky has done the song proud with a parade of spectacular creatures ready to receive their names—until the surprise ending, when children get to name an animal all by themselves!

Author Biography

Music legend Bob Dylan has written more than 600 songs and his albums have sold more than 110 million copies around the world. He has won numerous awards including the Kennedy Center Honor, the French Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Sweden's Polar Music Prize, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and multiple Grammys. In 2008, Bob Dylan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” Bob Dylan's highly anticipated 35th studio album, Tempest, was released in 2012. He lives in New York.
Jim Arnosky is the author/illustrator of more than 100 books for young readers, and has been honored for his overall contribution to literature for children. He received the first lifetime achievement award for Excellence in Science Illustration from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. His first book for Sterling, Wild Tracks, was a 2008 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a 2009 ALA Notable. Every one of his gatefold books for Sterling has earned at least one starred review, and Thunder Birds was included on the Bluebonnet Master List for the state of TX. Jim and his wife, Deanna, travel all over the US for school and library visits, meeting hundreds of kids every year. Visit jimarnosky.com to learn more. Jim lives in South Ryegate, VT.

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