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Cover of Milk and Honey by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

Milk and Honey

A compendium of songs, stories, poems and information about the Jewish holidays. The poems are all original, and the stories are all retellings, geared to individual holidays. Adam arranged the music for the traditional songs. Great reviews–and great for holiday giving!

Cover of Water Music by Jane Yolen and Jason Stemple

Water Music

Though technically Jason’s second book, after “A Letter from Phoenix Farm,” it’s his first book of the heart. He and I found a number of water images he’d already shot in the Colorado mountains, and he then took off across country to California to

Cover of Old MacDonald's Song Book Arrangements by Adam Stemple

Old MacDonald’s Song Book

The third of four music books I did for Boyds Mills. Adam was wonderful to work with, shipping me off the simple arrangements which I then played on the piano. We figured if I could sight read them, ANYONE could! Many were animal songs I’d taught him when he was a child. I picked the songs, wrote

Cover of Songs of Summer by Jane Yolen, Musical Arrangements by Adam Stemple

Songs of Summer

The second of four music books I did for Boyds Mills. Adam was wonderful to work with, shipping me off the simple arrangements which I then played on the piano. We figured if I could sight read them, ANYONE could! I picked the songs, wrote the historical notes. Adam did all the musical arrangements.

Cover of Mother Goose Song Book

Mother Goose Song Book

The first of four music books I did for Boyds Mills. Adam was wonderful to work with, shipping me off the simple arrangements which I then played on the piano. We figured if I could sight read them, ANYONE could! Many were Mother Goose songs I’d taught him when he was a child. I picked the songs, wrote the historical notes.

Cover of Hark: A Christmas Sampler by Jane Yolen and Tomie dePaola, Musical Arrangements by Adam Stemple

Hark: A Christmas Sampler

This mammoth collection of stories, songs, poems–and information–about Christmas is defined by its brilliant dePaola pictures. I think it is among the best work Tomie has ever done! Adam and I wrote two new Christmas songs for the book and he arranged a number of popular Christmas carols as well.

Cover of The Lap Time Song and Play Book by Jane Yolen Musical Arrangements by Adam Stemple

Lap Time Song and Play Book, The

Songs and lap games, many of which I played with my own children when they were babies and toddlers, with musical arrangements by my son Adam who is a professional musician. Now I play “Trot, trot to Boston” and “This is the way the farmer rides” and others with my grandbabies. The Tomes art is delicious.

Cover of Lullaby Songbook by Jane Yolen and Musical Arrangements by Adam Stemple

Lullaby Songbook, The

Adam was fifteen, already a fine musician, when we sold this book. These were mostly old lullabies I had sung to the children (including one I composed) so it was a gift to be sending them on in such a lovely package. The pictures by Mikolaycak are gorgeous–warm, loving, beautifully composed. (Aha–a musical pun!)