Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

By Alan Mills, Illustrated by PisHier, By (composer) Emilie Clepper, By (composer) Thomas Hellman



40 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

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

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9782924217238

Rights: US & CA

The Secret Mountain (Sep 2014)

Price: $16.95


Winner of:Parents' Choice Recommended AwardClassic sing-alongs for childrenThe children's classic "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," for which singer-songwriter Alan Mills is best known, precedes a potpourri of simple singable songs, often focusing on numbers and letters and featuring hysterically funny animal characters. Singers Thomas Hellman and Emilie Clepper breathe new life into old traditions, performing rootsy renditions of catchy songs written for children more than 50 years ago.


"A dozen children's songs by a famous Canadian singer-songwriter are here rendered for modern listeners in lively, cheerful arrangements and with illustrated lyrics that invite singing along." —Kirkus Reviews

"Just perfect for the preschool crowd." —Stephanie Bange, School Library Journal

"The very youngest among you will find some delight here." —Stefan Shepherd,

Author Biography

Alan Mills was a Canadian folksinger, writer, and actor. He was best known for popularizing Canadian folk music, and he composed the classic folk song "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" (with lyrics by Rose Bonne). PisHier is an illustrator, painter, and animator whose work has been published in several Canadian magazines and newspapers. He has also illustrated several children's books, including Monstrueux secret de legumes and Simone et la plus belle journée d'été. He lives in Quebec City. Thomas Hellman is a bilingual singer-songwriter who won the prestigious Felix-Leclerc Award in 2007. His debut French album L'appartement received critical acclaim in both Quebec and France. He has since released Departure Songs, a compilation of his early songs recorded in McGill University studios while he was working on his master's degree on Irish writer Samuel Beckett. He lives in Montreal. Emilie Clepper is a musician who has opened for Martha Wainwright and Feist and was invited by legendary Texas singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa to accompany her on her main stage performance at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. She has been a repeat performer at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the prestigious Festival d'été in Quebec City, and the Festival Pully-Quebec in Switzerland. She is the daughter of Texas singer songwriter Russell Clepper. She lives in Montreal.