Barry the Penguin's Black and White Christmas A Musical by Lesley Ross and John-Victor by Lesley Ross, John-Victor
  

Synopsis

Barry the Penguin's Black and White Christmas A Musical by Lesley Ross and John-Victor by Lesley Ross, John-Victor

Barry the Penguin's Black and White Christmas is a Christmas musical adventure complete with fantastic songs and beautiful illustrations by Matt Rowe. Barry is a penguin detective with enough gumption to carry him from one end of the earth to the other and back again, with Kung Fu skills to boot! When Father Christmas is kidnapped by the evil Bedbug Queen on Christmas Eve, it looks like Christmas will be destroyed forever. Only the chosen one, a girl called Phoebe, can save him, and it's up to Barry to find her and whisk her away on a quest involving penguin prophecies, cryptic elves, and crazy nuns that live in the centre of the earth. But Phoebe hates Christmas. Will Barry convince her to help him? Will they reach Father Christmas before midnight strikes? Will they have the power to stop the evil Bedbug Queen? Featuring unforgettable new songs, this is a superbly original, comical story about the importance of friendship, trust and believing in yourself. The book is accompanied by an audio CD with word-for-word narration, sound effects, and character voices and songs performed by a fantastic West End cast. Children can follow the story and sing along to the irresistible music. Based on the musical by Lesley Ross and John-Victor, Perfect Pitch bring you this alternative Christmas tale narrated by Dr Who's Christopher Eccleston, a musical in a book like no other.

About the Author

Lesley Ross has been writing theatre for young people ever since he can remember. Highlights include several Shakespeare adaptations: The Little Tempest for the National Theatre, The Ghana Dream for Theatre Royal Plymouth and Rameo & Eweliet for the Unknown Theatre. Musical theatre composer John-Victor has just released his debut album Shoot...Bang! Two of his musicals featured on the album are being developed by Perfect Pitch, including Barry The Penguin's Black and White Christmas. John-Victor was also a finalist for the Perfect Pitch Award 2014. Rachel Bellman is Literary Associate of Perfect Pitch, a not-for-profit theatre company that collaborates with creatives worldwide to create high quality new British musicals.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Lesley Ross, John-Victor
More books by Lesley Ross, John-Victor

Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
www.troubador.co.uk

Publication date

24th September 2015

ISBN

9781784623579


We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools