Search Results: "John Lithgow"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAMA by John Lithgow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Not a complex or innovative writer, Lithgow nonetheless emerges as genial, gentle, generous, grateful, self-deprecating and proud but never arrogant."
In a tribute to his father and to his profession, the celebrated stage and screen actor rehearses his early career, cheerfully describing his successes and honestly recording his failures, professional and personal. Read full book review >

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I GOT TWO DOGS by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Deathless verse this ain't; Lithgow's slight, amiable book works best as a read-along for his catchy song. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pooches are playful...and sorta crazy, too, but ya gotta love 'em. Read full book review >

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MICAWBER by John Lithgow
by John Lithgow, illustrated by C.F. Payne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The collaboration is perfectly charming from start to finish and—take note, Madonna—it comes with a CD of Lithgow reading the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Now that Madonna's a mama, it's only a matter of time before she publishes her first children's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Though not quite another 'Peter and the Wolf,' this will give a much-performed orchestral piece a leg up with younger listeners—and it works at least as well on paper as it does on stage. (Picture book with CD. 7-9)"
Commissioned to flesh out a storyline and create a spoken text for a New York City Ballet production set to the Saint-Saëns piece, Lithgow offers a tale of a wayward schoolboy who escapes his teacher during a museum visit, falls asleep surrounded by stuffed exhibits in a closed gallery, and dreams of his classmates, neighbors, music teacher, librarian, mother, and great-aunt as animals. Read full book review >

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I’M A MANATEE by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Pure fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy dreams he's a manatee in Lithgow's buoyant offering. Read full book review >

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MAHALIA MOUSE GOES TO COLLEGE by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 2007

"Lithgow to Harvard University's Class of 2005 is accompanied by a CD recording of his performance. (Picture book. 5-10)"
It's a gloomy day in Cambridge town when tiny Mahalia Mouse, trapped in a student's backpack whilst out on a food-finding mission for her pitiful little family, is transported to a strange, other world: academia, where she becomes a mouse on a mission! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REMARKABLE FARKLE MCBRIDE by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Encore! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A welcome debut from an accomplished actor, the remarkable Lithgow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"From endpages showing cast and crew prepping backstage to the final-page bow, this rollicking, rib-tickling, rhythmic rendition of a favorite tale will provide a gleeful read-aloud and sing-along. (CD recording of author's live performance) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this hilarious sequel, Sue, Bartholomew Koala, Sydney Wombat, Winifred Wallaby, Percy Platypus, Melbourne Sheep and Neville, the Tasmanian Devil star in their local Aussie production of "The Runaway Pancake." Read full book review >

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MARSUPIAL SUE by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The oversized format, double-page spreads, and professional, witty CD make this a natural for reading aloud (and singing along) with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Marsupial Sue must learn that lesson that so many picture-book heroes and heroines have learned before: just be yourself and follow your own "marsupial star," whatever that felicitous phrase might mean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >