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Junie B. Jones The Musical is a hit! Listen to the full cast album and the audiobook of Junie B. Jones, First Grader (at last!) .

Being in first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole new teacher. And a whole new bunch of strange children. But here's the worst thing of all: When Junie B. tries to read words on the chalkboard ... she can't! Is it possible that Junie B. needs glasses?

This special audiobook edition of Junie B. Jones, First Grader (at last!) contains all the songs from Junie B. Jones The Musical. The musical is adapted from the books Junie B. Jones, First Grader (at Last!) ; Junie B. Jones, Boss of Lunch; Junie B. Jones, One-Man Band; and Top Secret Personal Beeswax, A Journal by Junie B. (and Me) , by Barbara Park. 2001, 2001, 2002, 2002, 2003 by Barbara Park.

Song list:
1. Top Secret Personal Beeswax
2. Lucille, Camille, Chenille
3. You Can Be My Friend
4. Time to Make a Drawing
5. You Need Glasses
6. Show and Tell
7. Now I See
8. Lunch Box
9. Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks
10. Kickball Tournament
11. Sheldon Potts' Halftime Show
12. When Life Gives You Lemons
13. Kickball Tournament (Reprise)
14. When Life Gives You Lemons (Reprise)
15. Writing Down the Story of My Life

Music from JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL - CAST ALBUM, Lyrics by Marcy Heisler and Music by Zina Goldrich
(p) 2016 Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Administered by Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.;
Copyright 2005 Marcyworks (ASCAP) and Zinaworks (ASCAP) Administered by Next Decade Entertainment, Inc. Junie B. Jones® The Musical was originally produced by Theatreworks/USA.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission

Executive Producer: Monica Corton
Co-Executive Producers: Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler
Produced by Dan Rudin
Recorded and Mixed by Dan Rudin
Assistant Engineer: Jarad Clements
Ensemble Vocal Contractor: Lori Casteel
Orchestra Contractor: Chris McDonald
Orchestrator: David Weinstein
Copyist: Casteel Music Services
Recorded at Dan Rudin Recording & Production, Nashville TN

Cast:
Junie B. Jones: Lori Casteel
Lucille/Bobby Jean: Erica Aubrey
Herb: Scott Baker
Lenny/Camille: Galen Fott
May: Sarah Bailey
Mommy: Shelean Newman
Sheldon: David Wise
Jose/Chenille: Chris Lee
Grace: Emily Webb
Daddy: Garris Wimmer
Mr. Scary: Shane McConnell

Orchestra:
David Weinstein - conductor

Steve Kummer - piano, keyboards
Craig Nelson/Duncan Mullins - bass
Paul Brannon - guitars
Scott Williamson - drum set
Steve Patrick - trumpet
Jeff Bailey/Mike Haynes - trumpet
Barry Green - trombone
Mark Douthit - tenor and baritone sax
David Davidson, David Angell -violin
Anthony LaMarchina - cello


Audiobook Production Credits:

Junie B. Jones First Ever MUSICAL Edition!
Executive Producer: Orli Moscowitz

Junie B. Jones First Grader (at last!)
Executive Producer: Laura Wilson
Producer and Director: Louis Milgrom
Original Music: Louis Milgrom



About the Author

Barbara Park

I grew up in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. It was a small town surrounded by farmland . . . the kind of town where you greet people by name on Main Street. It was only an hour's drive to the ocean. So every summer we spent family vacations on Long Beach Island. My brother and I would ride the waves during the day and play miniature golf at night. It's the kind of idyllic memory that stays in your head long after you've grown up and moved away.
After graduating from high school and spending two years at Rider University, I transferred to the University of Alabama where I met my husband, Richard. Eventually his job brought him to Arizona. We both fell in love with the desert and wanted to stay here forever. Still, during the heat of the Arizona summers, those ocean memories would come rushing back. So-after years of sweaty summers-my husband and I finally built a house on Long Beach Island, the same island where my brother and I rode the waves as kids. In the story business, that's called "coming full circle." These days, Richard and I divide our time between the desert and the ocean. In the words of Junie B. Jones, I'm a lucky duck.

Q. What inspired you to start writing?

In my case, it was sort of "reverse" inspiration. I got a degree in secondary education. My plan was to teach high school history and political science. But, because of a scheduling problem my senior year, I ended up doing my student teaching in the seventh grade. The word disaster doesn't really cover this one. I'll spare you the details. But as I ran screaming from the school building every day, I knew that I would never be a teacher. My husband and I married after graduation, and started a family. A few years later, when I was ready to go to work, I was still haunted by the memories of student teaching. So I was "inspired" to try my hand at writing instead.

Q. How did you go about getting published?

The first children's novel I wrote was Operation: Dump the Chump. As soon as it was finished, I bought a copy of Writer's Market, found some addresses, and started sending it off to publishers who were accepting unsolicited manuscripts. It was rejected three times. All three rejections managed to work in the classic industry one-liner, "It isn't right for our list."

The fourth time I sent it to Alfred Knopf, Inc. A few weeks later, they called and said it was exactly right for their list. I felt like I'd hit the lottery.

Q: You've written middle-grade novels, early chapter books, and picture books. Which do you like writing best?

I can't really say which I like best. But after all the Junie B. books I've written, those certainly come the easiest. The middle-grade novels are more of a challenge. But in some ways, that makes them more rewarding. The last two I've written (Mick Harte Was Here and The



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