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When I was just a wee little lad / Full of health and joy, / My father homeward came one night / And gave to me a toy----"" For nearly half a century, ""The Marvelous Toy""composed by the legendary singer/songwriter Tom Paxtonhas enchanted children and adults alike. A simple tale about a mysterious, magical, and mystical toy that a father gives to his sonand that eventually gets passed down to the next generationit celebrates a childs sense of wonder. The witty, evocative lyrics spark the imagination. No surprise, then, that the song has been recorded by countless major artists, from Peter, Paul, and Mary to the Chad Mitchell Trio to John Denver, and won legions of fans through the years. Paxtons marvelous song has finally become a stunning picture bookoversized, wonderfully packaged, and complete with a CD offering three songs sung by Tom himself plus a music-only version of ""The Marvelous Toy"" to sing along with. Featuring incredible and wildly imaginative art by Steve Cox, illustrator of the award-winning Pigs Might Fly, the story is now as amazing to look at as it always has been to listen to. Parents, grandparents, friends, and family will remember this classic from their own youthand joyfully share it with their own children. And just like the boy in the song whose ""eyes nearly popped right out of his head,"" young readers will give 'squeals of glee"" at the magic of the music, the artwork, and this one-of-kind tale.