Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
The remarkable Farkle McBride is a musical prodigy. Yet no matter how hard he strives he just isn't satisfied with the sound of any of the instruments playing alone--until he comes to the aid of the orchestra's conductor and discovers his true calling. John Lithgow introduces the workings of the orchestra and the pleasures of music in a jaunty, rhythmic text that begs to be read aloud.
Now in paperback--the "New York Times" bestseller about a remarkable young musical prodigy who introduces young readers to the workings of the orchestra and the pleasures of music. Full color.
About the Author
John Lithgow is the New York Times bestselling author of 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 and Singin' in the Bathtub. Visit John at lithgowpalooza.com.C.F. Payne is best known for his editorial and advertising pieces and as the illustrator of The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow. His illustrations appear regularly in the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and Time. He has created five stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has illustrated the Molly books in the American Girls series. He also painted a 100-foot-long mural for a Cincinnati theater. C.F. Payne lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.