The Remarkable Farkle McBrideby John Lithgow
In his first book, actor and musician John Lithgow introduces a memorable character, a fickle yet lovable child prodigy who brings the sounds and rhythms of an orchestra to sprawling visual life. With a double gatefold showing the entire orchestra, this is the ultimate book for the music lover in all of us.
- Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
John Lithgow is the New York Times bestselling author of I Got Two Dogs; Mahalia Mouse Goes to College; Marsupial Sue Presents: The Runaway Pancake; I’m A Manatee; Micawber; Marsupial Sue; The Remarkable Farkle McBride; and Carnival of the Animals. An award-winning actor, he has starred on stage, film, and television. He performs concerts across the country and has recorded the CDs Farkle and Friends, Singin’ in the Bathtub, and The Sunny Side of the Street. Visit John at JohnLithgow.com.
C. F. Payne has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut by astronaut Mark Kelly, the Texas Bluebonnet winner Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, written by Phil Bildner, and the New York Times bestsellers The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, both by John Lithgow. He teaches at the Columbus College of Design, where he is the chair of the Illustration Department. Payne lives with his wife and children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit him online at CFPayne.com.
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We have enjoyed all of Lithgow's books. Farkle was our first. My husband is a musician and music educator he does not have the same reservations about the book as one of the previous reviewers. We both feel that this book introduces children to different music sections in a fun way. Lighten up, have a little fun, and enjoy!
I bought the paperback of the Remarkable Farkle McBride as a companion gift for a child to go with the CD Farkle and Friends. The pictures are charming, and the audio recording is terrific. This text is not identical to the recorded audio: some of the sections on the audio are expanded and use a different narration. But it may work if you skip the sections that are different (that may depend on the child in question).
This is a great book that i think you all should read. I had a music teacher that did. Yes, pleez read.
'Farkle McBride' sends a number of disgusting, misleading, destructive messages: 1. It's possible to master a musical instrument without years of hard work. 2. It's ok to destroy musical instruments you no longer want to play. 3. Parents happily reward such behavior by buying their little sociopath yet another instrument to destroy. 4. Such a monsterously spoiled and destructive child will finally find happiness and a rewarding musical outlet conducting an orchestra.