G-7179 There Was a Man and He Was Mad


G-7179 There Was a Man and He Was Mad by John M. Feierabend

Series: First Steps in Music


Read! Listen! Sing along!

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.

Illustrator Aaron Joshua’s vivid paintings capture the essence and wonder of this songtale, pulling the reader into a fantastic world of music and story.

The song may be downloaded in audio form for free (see below). The fully-notated version with all of the words and special directions is included at the end of this 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 songtale.

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.

Aaron Joshua grew up in Prince Georges County, MD. He attended the Hartford Art School in West Hartford, CT where he majored in illustration and studied under professors Dennis Nolan, Doug Andersen, and Bill Thomson. At Hartford, Aaron was exposed to many influential painters and artists. He hopes to continue his career as a professional illustrator.