The Remarkable Farkle McBride Author:John Lithgow, C. F. Payne (Illustrator) Reedle-ee — Rootle-ee — Vroom-pety BANG! — Young Farkle McBride is a musical genius: He plays the violin, the flute, the trombone, and the drums with incredible skill. But he's never satisfied: Something is missing. — In his first book, actor and musician John Lithgow introduces a memorable character, a fickle yet lovable ch... more »ild prodigy who brings the sounds and rhythms of an orchestra to sprawling visual life. With a double gatefold showing the entire orchestra, this is the ultimate book for the music lover in all of us.