Today is a special day in the woods — the beautiful ovenbird is due to return from South America and Rebecca is determined to find and protect it from extinction. Follow her into the forest as she discovers a world where squirrels fly, deer vanish into thin air and reappear, and ducklings leap fifty feet down from holes in trees. Jean Craighead George’s beloved naturalist adventure has been enchantingly adapted for the musical stage by noted composer Chris Kubie. With vibrant performances by Alan Arkin, Patrick Collins, Barbara Dana, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and others. One Day in the Woods is a celebration of woodland life for all to enjoy.
Jean Craighead George’s book, Julie of the Wolves won the prestigious Newbery Medal, the American Library Association's award for the most distinguished contribution to literature for children in l973. My Side of the Mountain, (the story of a boy and a falcon surviving on a mountain together) was a 1960 Newbery Honor Book. She is counted amongst the world’s most lauded authors of books for children and young adults.
Chris Kubie has composed for award-winning films and television specials including “Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words” for HBO, “The Peoples Palace: Secrets of the New York Public Library” for PBS, “Radio City Music Hall: The Story Behind the Showcase” for A&E, several television series for The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel, as well as hundreds of children’s audio books and videos.
Book and lyrics © 1997 by Jean Craighead George.
Music and Musical arrangements © 1997 by Chris Kubie.
Source: Based on the book One Day in the Woods by Jean Craighed George, © 1988 by Jean Craighead George.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. Cover illustration © 2008 by Jean Craighead George. CD package graphic design, inside artwork and photography by Buckner Graphics © 2008.
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