Charley Maplewood has never been one for parties–that would require friends, which he doesn’t have. But now that he’s turning ten–the big one-oh–he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, complete with a “House of Horrors” theme and a big birthday cake.
Of course things don’t work out as Charley plans. In trying to make friends, he ends up inviting the class bully Cougar to come, and that’s before he ruins the cake and burns down the garage. By the time of the big day, Charley’s home really is a house of horrors. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh becomes the big OH-NO!?
From start to finish, The Big One-Oh is a laugh-out-loud riot, and any listener will relate to the pressures Charley faces both at school and at home in planning his special day. So put on your party hat and celebrate The Big One-Oh today!
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Dean Pitchford starred on Broadway in Godspell and Pippin before turning to songwriting. His songs, which include “Fame,” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and “Footloose,” have sold over seventy million records. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards® (winning Best Original Song for “Fame”), five Grammys, and two Tonys. His screen-plays include Footloose and Sing, and his stage musical adaptation of Footloose is now being produced around the world. The Big One-Oh is Dean’s first novel. He lives in Los Angeles and attributes his varied career to a short attention span.From AudioFile:
Author Dean Pitchford shows he's a kid at heart as he narrates his own comic tale. Nine-year-old Charley Maplewood thinks he's a deprived child because he's never had a birthday party. Charley plans to remedy the situation by hosting a house-of-horrors celebration for his big ³one-oh.² Dean Pitchford is perfectly convincing as a 9-year-old. Pitchford hams up the unfairness of school with a boyish voice, and he even whoops and hollers during the scary parts. With fake body parts and squishy eyeballs, Pitchford swaggers through a hyperbolic tale of birthday mayhem. One might accuse him of overacting except that his pleasure in the story is so contagious. Fresh and loud, this audio performance aims at thrill-seeking listeners and hits its mark. C.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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