Wednesday, October 19, 2022

#HolidayGiftGuide - Don McLean's American Pie: A Fable

  *DISCLOSURE* Thank you to the publisher for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Check out one of our most recent favorite picture books this Fall, Don McLean's American Pie: A Fable

About the book:

A long, long time ago ...

So begins one of the most iconic pop songs ever written, "American Pie," which a half-century ago became an enduring music legend – multiple generations have grown up with it even though they weren't born when it was released.

In honor of its 50th anniversary, Meteor 17 Books and IPG Books earlier this year published AMERICAN PIE: A FABLE, a lavishly illustrated, emotionally resonant picture book for children inspired by the song. Rather than a simple recitation of the lyrics – which, at 8½ minutes would be a challenge! – AMERICAN PIE: A FABLE draws its idea from the meaning of the song, which is a deep and rich exploration of complicated emotions. Likewise, though the book may at first seem simple, its message of loneliness and friendship, creativity and connection is captivating for young readers ... and the grown-ups who care for them.

Released in 1971, "American Pie" was named one of the top five songs of the century by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America and the original recording was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or artistically significant." 

Lushly illustrated and poetically written with numerous nods to the nostalgic themes and cryptic lyrics of the beloved song, Don McLean’s American Pie: A Fable is a picture book McLean says he hopes will become a bedtime standard for families. 

This gorgeous book would make a lovely gift this holiday season!

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