G-7178 My Aunt Came Back


G-7178 My Aunt Came Back by John M. Feierabend

Series: First Steps in Music


Read! Listen! Sing along!

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.

Illustrator Melanie Champagne adds an unexpected twist to this tune, an echo song that builds to a hilarious conclusion certain to engage children time and again.

The song may be downloaded in an audio form at no cost (see below). The fully-notated version with all words and special directions is included at the end of the book.

A new twist on a timeless story, this picture book will become a favorite of today’s children, another wonderful chapter in the continuing legacy of a delightful, classic folksong.

John M. Feierabend, PhD, has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people in the hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. He is Professor and Chair of the Music Education Department at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.

Melanie Champagne is from the small town of Somers, CT. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Hartford where she studied under illustrators Bill Thomson, Dennis Nolan, and Doug Anderson. She aspires to a career writing and illustrating children’s books.