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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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