The Remarkable Farkle McBride (Paperback)
|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
From the Publisher:
Young Farkle McBride is a musical genius: He plays the violin, the flute, the trombone, and the drums with incredible skill. But he's never satisfied: Something is missing.One after the other, gifted Farkle McBride learns to play a different instrument and master their sounds, but he still remains unsatisfied until an orchestra conductor becomes ill and Farkle learns his true calling. 100,000 first printing.
In the first children's book by the actor John Lithgow, poor Farkle McBride wants to make music, but he goes from one instrument to another without finding any of them very exciting. Farkle is driving his parents crazy, but they live in hope that he'll find a musical instrument he'll love. Soon something remarkable happens to Farkle, and he finally finds out what really makes him happy. With color illustrations throughout.
"Children whose likes and dislikes change daily will find Farkle's musical searching familiar, and when Farkle McBride is finally satisfied, they will be too." - Kate McDowell June 2000