Morningtown Ride; Reynolds, Malvina (Author), Michael Leeman(Illustrator); Turn the Page Press(1984); 1st/1st; oblong 8vo; VGG; NOT ex-lib, NOT remainder, NOT bk club; HARD BACK-Blue cl w/red line drawing, very minimal edgewear/bumping, book is almost perfect (original owners name in felt pen top front cover; DUST JACKET-Bright multicolor w/red+black lettering, very edgeworn, closed taped tear top rear(approx 4”), creasing/slight tear bottom front, brodart protected; 23 pages- unpaginated, flat, clean, beautiful bright illustrations. A perfect gift for collectors of memorabilia.
A topical songwriter who came to prominence in the '60s when she was at an age at which most people retire, Malvina Reynolds is best known as the author of the satirical song "Little Boxes," which was Pete Seeger's only pop singles hit in 1964 and was used for the opening theme song of the Showtime original TV series 'Weeds". She also wrote "What Have They Done to the Rain," a hit for the Searchers in 1965. Her songs also have been covered by Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and others. Reynolds herself recorded for Columbia (Malvina Reynolds Sings the Truth), Folkways (Another Country Heard From), and her own Cassandra label.
"Morningtown Ride" a lullaby, written + performed by Malvina Reynolds in 1957, forms the text of this lovely children’s picture book. The storyline recounts the story of sleepy little travelers journeying by train through the night. Morningtown Ride was recorded by Reynolds on ‘Artichokes, Griddle Cakes + Other Good Things’ then covered by renowned + beloved performers such as the Limeliters w/Glen Yarbrough, the Seekers, Bob McGrath on ‘Bert and Earnie Sing-Along,’ + the Wiggles on ‘Wiggly, Wiggly World.’