The Remarkable Farkle McBride (Paperback)

Author: Lithgow, John

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In his first book for children, actor and musician John Lithgow "(3rd Rock from the Sun)" introduces the workings of the orchestra and the pleasures of music in a jaunting, rhythmic text that begs to be read aloud. The musical prodigy Farkle McBride tries a number of instruments before discovering that conducting the orchestra makes him happy. Full-color illustrations and one gatefold.

From Publishers Weekly
No stranger to music (he released a CD for children titled "Singin' in the Bathtub"), actor Lithgow pens a romp of a tale about a prodigy whose quest for the perfect instrument leads him through virtually every section of the orchestra. "When Farkle McBride was a three-year-old tyke,/ All freckle-y, bony, and thin,/ He astonished his friends and his family alike/ By playing superb violin." After his debut, the easily dissatisfied diminutive genius trades in his fiddle for a flute ("He went Rootle-ee/ Tootle-ee/ Tootle-ee Too/ With all of the winds at his side"), then a trombone and subsequently percussion, all to no avail. Not until he steps in for an ill conductor does he finds his niche; a gatefold spread shows him ("satisfied!") in front of "all the instruments he ever tried." Lithgow's nimble verse with a limerick's beat sparkles as he introduces readers to the various instruments and their sounds. Payne's outrageously droll mixed media illustrations, with their blend of caricature and realism, recall Kathryn Hewitt's work in Lives of the Musicians. Although Farkle is remarkably difficult to please, his tale may well strike a chord with anyone who's ever made overtures at musicianship. Ages 4-8.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780689833403
SKU 30634872
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0689833407
Release Date 8/1/2000
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0040
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

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