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Songs from the Garden of Eden
Songs from the Garden of Eden

Songs from the Garden of Eden

Jewish Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes


52 Pages, 8.5 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: May 2009

ISBN 9782923163468

Rights: US & CA

The Secret Mountain (May 2009)

Price: $16.95


An extraordinary repertoire featuring 28 Jewish nursery rhymes, lullabies, and songs originating from the Ashkenazic, Sephardic, and Yemenite communities are collected by Nathalie Sousanna and admirably illustrated by Béatrice Alemagna. The lyrics in Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish, and Arabic are first reproduced in the original alphabets, then transcribed into Roman characters and translated into English. Additional notes on the origin and cultural context of each song as well as on the Klezmer music are also included.

Author Biography

Nathalie Soussana is the writer and producer of the shows À l’ombre de l’olivier, Romances de Paris, and Silence on tourne and participated in the show Schubert et plus . . . si affinités staged at the Théâtre du Renard in Paris. She is also author of the album Berceuses et comptines de Babouchkao. Béatrice Alemagna has published more than 20 albums and has been awarded several prestigious prizes, including the Figures Futur de Montreuil (France), the Attention Talent-FNAC (France), the Prix Octogones (France), the Prix Andersen (Italy), the Prix Chronos (France), two selections for the Prix Baobab du Salon du Livre jeunesse de Montreuil (France), the Bologna Ragazzi Award in Italy (special mention), the Prix de l’album illustré de Rueil (France), and the Book Award in Taipei (Taiwan).