Skydance Faith Hubley & Elizabeth Swados

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We are the creatures of the sky
We jump
We whirl
O dancing
We are dancing
Belly floating
Sky swimming
Crackle crackle zing hello

The sky creatures reach out and invite a child to join them in a swirling, joyous, celestial celebration. A tribute to life on other planets is brought to life in Faith Hubley’s full-color illustrations and Elizabeth Swados’s evocative sounds and rhythm. Anthology is honored to publish Skydance, adapted from Faith Hubley’s now-classic animated film and reprinted for the first time since its release in 1981.

Faith Hubley (1924–2001) was a painter and filmmaker, renowned for her experimental animation and independent sensibility in children’s entertainment. After leaving a Hollywood career behind in the mid-1950s, she and her husband, John Hubley, devoted themselves to a groundbreaking practice of freely expressionistic filmmaking. In addition to more than fifty iconic films, Hubley created five books for children, several in collaboration with Elizabeth Swados.

Elizabeth Swados (1951–2016) was a playwright, director, composer, and author. A pioneer of the innovative New York theater scene of the 1970s, her pieces were performed on Broadway and the world over, and she was the recipient of Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Guggenheim and Ford Fellowships, and numerous other honors. She was the author of fifteen books, nine of them for children.


9 inches x 7 inches
32 pages, 24 Images
ISBN: 978-1-944860-48-6