John Feierabend




Momma, Buy Me a China Doll

Momma, Buy Me a China Doll is the latest lavishly illustrated children's songtale based on the great American folk music heritage, and collected by John M. Feierabend. This delightful song tells the story of Liza Lou, who dreams of owning a china doll after seeing one in a peddler's cart. Owning a china doll, however, would be a luxury far out of reach for a poor mountain girl from the Ozarks. One of the endearing charms of this song is how Liza is able to provide countless ideas that could lead to raising money to buy a china doll...but alas, to no avail.

Like the other picture books in John M. Feierabend's First Steps in Music series, Momma, Buy Me a China Doll includes a description of the history of the song and the notation of the song. A link to download the song in audio form is below... learn more

The Crabfish

Enjoy this hilarious adventure of a husband who tries to help his sick wife feel better by granting her wish to dine on crabfish. This picture book is one in a series based on beloved children"s folksongs, part of John M. Feierabend"s lifelong goal to identify and preserve the best music of our heritage for future generations.

The Derby Ram

The tall tale and children's folksong, The Derby Ram, has delighted children (and adults) for generations, and is stunningly brought to life in this storybook from John M. Feierabend and Jackie Roche. This picture book is one in a series based on beloved children"s folksongs, part of John M. Feierabend"s lifelong goal to identify and preserve the best music of our heritage for future generations.

Father Grumble

I work harder than you do . . . Here is the story of domestic rivalry that is as relevant today as it was in the time of Henry the VII, when it first appeared as the Ballad of a Tyrannical Husband.

The Frog and the Mouse

The courtship between a frog and a mouse is surely one of the most beloved of all songtales for children. The songtale the Frog and the Mouse is brought to vivid life in this irresistible children"s picture book, fulfilling part of John M. Feierabend"s lifelong goal to identify and preserve the best music of our heritage for future generations.

Jennie Jenkins

"Jennie Jenkins" is a well-known American folk song sumptuously illustrated by Ashely Maurer. This book is the latest in our series of children's picture books based on timeless songs and stories, each with a free, downloadable MP3 of the song.

My Aunt Came Back

The classic folksong My Aunt Came Back takes on new life and meaning in this delightfully illustrated picture book. This picture book is one in a series based on beloved children"s folksongs, part of John M. Feierabend"s lifelong goal to identify and preserve the best music of our heritage for future generations.

The Other Day I Met a Bear

The classic echo song The Other Day I Met a Bear is stunningly illustrated in the latest installment of John M. Feierabend's series of picture books based on our great folk music heritage. This delightful song functions both as an echo song and a songtale. The book comes with two free mp3 versions of the song!

Over in the Meadow

Over in the meadow ... there lives a wonderful array of animals and their young. In the Ozarks in 1882, Katherine Floyd Dana (under the pen name Olive A. Wadsworth) wrote down the words, and Mabel Wood Hill notated the music to be preserved for generations to sing.

Risseldy, Rosseldy

As part of John M. Feierabend's continuing effort to preserve our rich heritage of children's folksongs, GIA Publications, Inc. is pleased to expand its series of picture books based on these timeless songs and stories.

The Tailor and the Mouse

Full of whimsy, the songtale The Tailor and the Mouse has survived for at least 300 years, delighting children through the ages.
Now rendered in spectacular illustrations that capture the colorful lives of the tailor and the mouse, this picture book is another worthy addition to John M. Feierabend's beloved series based on the great song tales of our heritage.

There Was a Man and He Was Mad

The classic folksong and story There Was a Man and He Was Mad is vividly brought to life in this enchanting children"s picture book. This picture book is one in a series based on beloved children"s folksongs, part of John M. Feierabend"s lifelong goal to identify and preserve the best music of our heritage for future generations.

There's a Hole in the Bucket

Full of humor and glorious illustrations, this delightful songtale is another folk song classic that's certain to delight today's children, part of John M. Feierabend's dream of bringing our classic songtales to vivid life.



Folksong Picture Book Bundle

John M. Feierabend has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people in the hopes that these treasured “songtales” will be forever preserved for future generations. This series of picture books from GIA Publications, Inc., are based on the great songtales of our heritage and they deftly combine storytelling, poetry, and music into delightful classic songtales that will captivate and delight children and adults alike.

The songs for each book in this series can be downloaded in audio form at no charge from www.giamusic.com. The fully notated song with all of the words, along with a detailed history of the beloved songtale, is included at the end of each book.

Included in this bundle are a copy of each of the available books:

The CrabfishThe Frog and the MouseThere Was a Man and He Was MadMy Aunt Came BackFather GrumbleThe Derby RamRisseldy, RosseldyThe Tailor and the Mouse; There's a Hole in the BucketThe Other Day I Met a Bear; Jennie Jenkins; Over in the Meadow; and Momma, Buy Me a China Doll.

A $220.35 retail value for only $190.00! Add all of these great songtale books to your library today.