The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys

Audiobook CD - 2008
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“Shouldn’t we be orphans?” one of the Willoughby children suggests one day. The four are, after all, part of an old-fashioned kind of family, and their parents–well, their parents are not all that one would hope for. Recalling literary heroes and heroines such as Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna, and James with his giant peach, the Willoughbys concoct a diabolical plot to turn themselves into worthy and winsome orphans. Little do they know that Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby have already begun to formulate their own thoroughly despicable plan inspired by another favorite bedtime story: the tale of Hansel and Gretel...

Villains, benefactors, no-nonsense nannies, abandoned infants, long-lost heirs, and late-life romance all make their appearance along with the irrepressible Willoughbys as the Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry pays playful homage to classic works of literature in this hilarious and decidedly “old-fashioned” parody.

Baker & Taylor
After being abandoned by their parents to the care of an odious nanny, the four Barnaby children, attempting to fulfill their roles as good old-fashioned children, long for their own happy ending, in a funny parody that pays tribute to classic works of children's literature. Read by Arte Johnson. Book available.

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& Taylor

In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Listening Library : Random House, [2008]
Copyright Date: ℗2008
ISBN: 9780739382349
0739382349
9780739364031
Branch Call Number: J COMP DISC FICTION LOWRY...L
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (2 hr., 56 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
digital
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Arte 1934-

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samdog123 Aug 03, 2010

A very funny and enjoyable read. The reader is Arte Johnson, who does a terrific job with the vocals. This is a story that pokes fun at "old fashioned stories about old fashioned" families. The glossary of words used in the book is one of the funniest parts. If you likes Lemony Snickett's books, you're sure to enjoy this one too.

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