love composing music for adaptations of great children's literature, and have been lucky enough to create literally scores of them."
Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken has won the 2010 Odyssey Award for Best Production of an Audio Book! This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. For more information click here.
The Adventures of a Chicken (RT: 1:05)
The Deluxe Edition CD version of One Day in the Woods hasbeen released and is now available. Here is what's written on the CD jacket:
'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.
You can purchase this CD at CD Baby - click here.
Magnifying Glass (performed by Jay O. Sanders) (RT: 2:22)
Mother Wood Duck (performed by Maryann Plunkett) (RT: 2:23)
ulie of the Wolves is a novel written by Jean Craighead George and first published in 1972. It is an extraordinary story of a 12 year old Eskimo girl lost in the wilds of Alaska. It was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature.
The music you can download from this page was composed for a motion picture treatment we were working on some time ago. This screenplay option has long since expired and many screenplays have come and gone over the years. Now another option with a different company has been signed and with a "veteran" producer, with experience and a track record of great films in similar environmental genres. Jean is very happy with this screenplay and has signed a new option. I can not say more than this about the film at this time.
Julie Of The Wolves (the musical), already a decade in the works, has witnessed many readings, workshops, and last year, a remarkable dance workshop at the Kaufman Theatre - Museum Of Natural History in New York, where, Fay Simpson choreographed the turning of wolves to men and back again. The journey of Julie Of The Wolves (the musical) continues as the writer Barbara Dana, prepares yet another rewrite.
Julie of the Wolves artwork © Wendell Minor; all rights reserved
Music from Julie of the Wolves
Opening Sequence (RT: 2:27)
Julie's Lost Song (RT: 2:51)
After The Plane (RT: :57)
Paglan-Welcome (vocal: Matthew Arkin) (RT: 2:30)
Yackity-Yak (vocal: Sloan Wainwright) (RT: 1:55)
Winter Is Coming (Tornait) (vocal: Briana Sakamoto) (RT: :57)
This Is My Home (vocals: Briana Sakamoto, Matthew Arkin, Andrew Stevens, Sloan Wainright, Bonnie Kelly-Young, Silvia Sierra, Jena Necrason, Liam Torres, Chris Kubie) (RT: 2:13)
All music © Chris Kubie, all lyrics © Jean Craighead George; all rights reserved
The Man Who Walked Between The Towers
by Mordicai Gerstein
Read and illustrated by the author
Music by Chris Kubie.
Philippe Petit's breathtaking 1974 high-wire ballet between the twin towers of the World Trade Center comes to life in this audio companion to the 2004 Caldecott Medal winner. An exquisitely crafted original score and occasional sound effects (whistling, clapping, traffic, etc.) enrich the text, while a measured pace will allow ample time to peruse the book's delicately detailed illustrations and experience the vertigo created by each perspective. Gerstein reads with great dignity, as if he relishes not only Petit's exploit but every word of the text as well.
One Day in the Tropical Rainforest
By Jean Craighead George
Narrated by Jean Craighead George
Music by Chris Kubie
Available from Recorded Books
Contains 60 minutes of music by Chris Kubie and narrated by the author herself!
Fifteen Notable ALA Awards since 2001
(The video versions are also available from Live Oak Media a real delight for young children and parents!)
by Uri Shulevitz -Video by Live Oak Media
Performed by George Guidall; music by Chris Kubie.
Live Oak Media.
A small boy responds to the wonder of a fresh snowfall as he watches his village transformed into a magical vista in this Caldecott Honor book. Guidall's narration and Kubie's music work together to provide a charming fresh tableau revealing a child's innocent delight in simple events.
"The delicate clarity of Uri's fresh snow flake, the humor and affection from it, to the white dance that follows, comes to life, caught delightfully in Chris Kubie's beautiful music."
- Charlotte Zolotow
Performed by Martin Jarvis; music by Chris Kubie.
ISBN: 0-87499-679-1, ISBN: 0-87499-677-5
Live Oak Media
The devil's grandmother rescues a humble peasant boy, blessed with a distinguishing birthmark and a pure soul, and assures his ascendancy to the throne in Natalie Babbitt's retelling of this tale from Grimm. This lively, rollicking rendition has all the elements familiar to the most successful fairy tales.
"Ouch !" Wins an AUDIE
APA ANNOUNCES AUDIE AWARD 2001 WINNERS
Chicago, June 1, 2001- The winners of the sixth annual Audie Awards were announced tonight at the Audio Publishers Association's (APA) annual black tie gala. The Audie Awards, presented in 26 categories, honor excellence in audio publishing and are the only completely juried awards covering audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. This year 622 audiobooks, with release dates between November 1, 1999 and October 31, 2000, were submitted for consideration. A panel of 140 judges representing all areas of the audiobook world selected finalists and winners.
The ceremony was held at the Art Institute of Chicago in the famed Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room. During the evening, selected galleries were open for viewing and the Chagall windows were on display. Actors and audiobook narrators, Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres, were the emcees of the evening. Winners were presented with newly designed engraved crystal awards.
Children's Titles For Ages 0-7
Ouch!, by Natalie Babbitt, illustrated by Fred Marcellino,
read by Martin Jarvis, music by Chris Kubie
Live Oak Media
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story
Performed by Ken Mochizuki; music by Chris Kubie
ISBN: 0-87499-631-7, ISBN: 0-87499-630-9, ISBN: 0-87499-629-5
Live Oak Media
Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese vice-consul in Lithuania at the start of WWII, acted on his own human decency to save the lives of thousands of Jewish refugees. Ken Mochizuki's narration of his moving story introduces listeners to genuine heroism.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Performed by Laura Hamilton; music by Chris Kubie .
ISBN: 0-87499-687-2, ISBN: 0-87499-685-6
Live Oak Media
Narrator Laura Hamilton shines in this lively tale about Lilly who takes her new purse, movie star sunglasses and three shiny quarters to school to share with her classmates. When things unexpectedly go wrong, Lilly learns about patience and forgiveness.
by Sarah Stewart, David Small(Illustrator); music by Chris Kubie
"Speaks volumes about the vast impact one small individual can make."
Pickles to Pittsburgh
Chato and the Party Animals