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The Willoughbys

Lois Lowry

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arte Johnson

Length:

2h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:29