Carnival of the Animals
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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Review: Carnival of the AnimalsUser 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
Review: Carnival of the AnimalsUser 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