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Chappaquiddick Lullaby …


One of the nicest children’s books about MV is Chappaquiddick Lullaby – a song of Martha’s Vineyard” by Stacy Elizabeth Hall and illustrated by Judith Pfeiffer. The book includes a CD by Kate Taylor and Taylor Brown.

I came across our copy of this book and CD recently and enjoyed reacquainting myself with them.  The book is basically about the activities and daydreams that children have during the summer.  The illustrations are abundant with Island landmarks and places… you need to read the book several times before you’ve picked out everything included in this rich and lovely book.

This article in the Vineyard Gazette from May, 2006 shows the author, Stacy Elizabeth Hall with illustrator Judith Pfeiffer and also Taylor Brown and Kate Taylor.

One of the things that drew us to this book is that we have our own Chappaquiddick in the family and when we found out that there was a Chappy song, sung no less by Kate who we have had the pleasure of meeting… well, we had to have the book.

Stacy’s website is:

Stacy’s first book “The Legend of Katama” is a beautifully told story of Katama, a brave young Wampanoag woman and how she changed her world.

Interestingly this our first dog who was named….. Katama (Katy)… do you see a pattern here 🙂


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

2 thoughts on “Chappaquiddick Lullaby …

  1. This looks to be a very sweet book– this must bring back some fond memories!
    Love the photos of Chappy and Katy!

  2. Thanks for such kind words about Chappy Lullaby! I had a pang when I saw how I signed your book…. Cala died last September in the ferry line at Wood’s Hole. Can’t believe that it’s almost a year. I sent copies of the book to the people that helped me that day to show them how she looked when she was happy and healthy. It comforts me to know that she lives on the pages of the story!

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