cover image The Lullaby Songbook

The Lullaby Songbook

Jane Yolen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, $13.95 (31pp) ISBN 978-0-15-249903-7

Yolen and Mikolaycak have worked their separate charms and created a songbook so soothing it hums. The selection of lullabies includes the German ""Brahms' Lullaby,'' the Welsh ``All Through the Night,'' a black spiritual ``By'm Bye,'' a Yiddish cradle song, ``Almonds and Raisins,'' as well as songs of Gaelic, Appalachian, West Indian and other origins. Yolen's son has provided musical accompaniments for each lullaby, and the luminous paintings, in deep shades of twilight, enhance the tranquil mood. (All ages)