Carnival of the animals

by Lithgow, John, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2007
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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-Saƫns'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.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This adaptation of Camille Saint-Saens's 1886 orchestral suite stars a boy who dreams that everyone he knows has been changed into animal-human hybrids. "Lithgow gleefully tackles the challenge of inventing a child-friendly story around the music's imagery," while Kulikov's "sophisticated yet playful treatment... will have readers poring over many of the compositions," wrote PW. Ages 5-10. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects School field trips -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Animals -- Fiction.
Museums -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Aladdin Paperbacks,2007
Edition 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed.
Contributors Kulikov, Boris, 1966- illustrator.
Audience Ages 5-10.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780689873430
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