Carnival of the Animals

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 18, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
17 Reviews
But oh! what a fabulous night he had had,
When his world was turned into a zoo!


After wandering off from a school field trip, a young boy falls asleep in the Natural History Museum. There he sees his classmates, teachers, and family transformed into a menagerie of animals, from wild hyenas to stately peacocks.

John Lithgow's exhilarating word play, inspired by Camille Saint-SaŽns's 1886 composition, provides a narrative arc to the piece for the first time. Lithgow created the text for the New York City Ballet, where the Carnival of the Animals ballet, with his narration, debuted in 2003. Boris Kulikov's witty artistic interpretation of the story adds to the fun.
  

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The pictures in this story were amazing! - Goodreads
Interesting narrative, somewhat creepy illustrations. - Goodreads
I used this book to help teach descriptive writing. - Goodreads

Review: Carnival of the Animals

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

This is a unique and beautifully written poem to go along with Camille Saint-Saens's orchestral version of Carnival of the Animals. It was written by John Lithgow and performed by the New York City ... Read full review

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User Review  - Seth Lebaron - Goodreads

THis would be a fun book to read and discuss before going on a field trip. Remind the class the always stay with the teacher and do not wonder off, because at first it may be fun but if we leave them behind they will not like it at all. Read full review

Contents

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Copyright

About the author (2007)

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; Iím 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, Singiní in the Bathtub, and The Sunny Side of the Street. Visit John at JohnLithgow.com.

Boris Kulikov, a former set and costume designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, was chosen as a Flying Start by Publishers Weekly. He has also illustrated Morris the Artist by Lore Segal, The Perfect Friend by Yelena Romanova, and Carnival of Animals by John Lithgow. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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