The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good oldfashioned children. Following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins, the four Willoughbys hope to attain their proscribed happy ending too, or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one. However, it is an unquestionably ruthless act that sets in motion the transformations that lead to their salvation and to happy endings for not only the four children, but their nanny, an abandoned baby, a candy magnate, and his long-lost son too. Replete with a tongue-in-cheek glossary and bibliography, this hilarious and decidedly old-fashioned parody pays playful homage to classic works of children's literature.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780739364048
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (3 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Arte

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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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