Naomi Judd's Guardian Angels

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9780060272081: Naomi Judd's Guardian Angels

"They're my Guardian Angels
and I know they can see,
every step I take they're
watching over me."Naomi Judd's best-selling song, "Guardian Angels" reminds us all of the power and importance of family. Now this moving song has been brought to life for children with beautiful, nostalgic paintings by Dan Andreasen based on the Judd family farm.The book tells of a young girl who leaves her home on the farm. But she knows that even in a strange new place, her great-grandparents will be right there with her, watching over her, and reminding her of where she's come from. A bonus CD of the song, sung by Wynonna and Naomi Judd, accompanies the book.Come celebrate the inspiring message that no matter where we are, we are never truly alone.

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About the Author:

Country music superstar, Naomi Judd's songs are known and loved around the world. Naomi and her daughter Wynonna came to fame as the wildly popular country music duo The Judds. They have won multiple Grammy and American Music Awards. One of their most awarded songs, "Love Can Build a Bridge," is also the title of Naomi's first book and tape for children. Naomi lives in a rural valley outside of Nashville, TN, which she shares with her manager husband Larry, Wynonna and her children Elijah and Grace, and actress daughter Ashley.

Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder and his own retelling of Rose Red and the Bear Prince. He lives in Medina, OH.

From Publishers Weekly:

Judd (Naomi Judd's Love Can Build a Bridge) once again transforms one of the mother-daughter duo's top-selling songs into a sentimental picture book about faith and family. "A hundred-year-old photograph stares out from a frame," begins the narrator, who sees a physical resemblance between herself and her great-grandparents. From the stories her grandmother has told her, the girl feels as if she knows the strong couple who built the small Kentucky farm where the book is set. From this introduction, Andreasen (Rose Red and the Bear Prince) visually embellishes the story line, portraying the narrator's emotions as she prepares to leave the farm for the city with her parents. Her great-grandparents' loving presence defuses her sadness: "They're my Guardian Angels/ and I know they can see,/ every step I take they're watching over me." Andreasen's soft-edged oil paintings put a more childlike slant on this song about a young woman who finds a way to keep her family ties strong as she moves out into the world. He wisely grounds the abstract theme in the particulars of the girl's life--taking one last walk around the farm, bidding farewell to a calf, packing up the car. Yet the paintings also raise questions that the sketchy lyrics don't answer (Do the parents live on the farm, too? Was the girl just visiting her grandmother?). This slice-of-life treatment, with a CD recording of the Judds' song bound inside the front cover, will likely be of greatest interest to fans of the Judds. Ages 4-up. (Apr.)
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