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THE REMARKABLE FARKLE MCBRIDE.

Lithgow, John. (Story) Payne, C.F. (Illustrations)

ISBN 10: 0689833407 / ISBN 13: 9780689833403
Published by SIMON AND SCHUSTER., NY, 2000
Condition: with no dust jacket Hardcover
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Second printing. SIGNED by actor/author John Lithgow on the half-title page. Fine in oversize pictorial laminated boards, lacking the dj. Bookseller Inventory # 311870

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Title: THE REMARKABLE FARKLE MCBRIDE.

Publisher: SIMON AND SCHUSTER., NY

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:with no dust jacket

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Reprint

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Synopsis:

Reedle-ee
Rootle-ee
Vroom-pety BANG!

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.
Deedle-ee
Doodle-ee
Doom-pety CLANG!

Review:

Star of 3rd Rock from the Sun, actor John Lithgow is less well known as a music enthusiast, but in his comical verse story The Remarkable Farkle McBride, he has created the musical prodigy he would perhaps like to have been. Farkle is a little boy with astounding talents (he's playing violin with the orchestra by the age of 3) but little perseverance. Each year he gets bored with his instrument, takes up and masters a new one, and then gets bored with that. Of his recently beloved trombone, he says, "The racket is more than my eardrums can bear! So return it or throw it away! I don't care!" In the end, Farkle realizes that the whole orchestra is his instrument: he finds satisfaction as a conductor, and the book ends with a gatefold of him triumphantly leading all the other musicians. C.F. Payne's illustrations combine a Norman Rockwell realism with a caricaturist's sense of humor. (Ages 5 and older) --Richard Farr

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