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CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

by | Read by Boris Kulikov

Children Ages 4-6 • 30 min. • Unabridged • © 2004

The premise for Lithgow's narrative is this: A young boy falls asleep on a school field trip, stays overnight at the Museum of Natural History, and sees friends and family transformed into animals--the animals depicted musically in Camille Saint-Saéns's 1886 composition. Lithgow's romping, rhyming story, replete with wit and wordplay, served as a text for the New York City Ballet's debut of CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS in 2003. This production offers a good way to introduce children to music they might hear but not really listen to; they'll enjoy Lithgow's lively poetry and Boris Kulikov's funny illustrations while taking in Saint-Saéns's musical depictions of the animals (including Elephant, Lion, and Swan). Lithgow has a great time narrating his CARNIVAL, and children will have a great time listening. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]

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Formats

Book & Recording • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2004

CD ISBN 0689867212 $17.95 • One CDs

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