John Lithgow

John Lithgow is the New York Times bestselling author of I Got Two Dogs; Mahalia Mouse Goes to College; Marsupial Sue Presents: The Runaway Pancake; I’m A Manatee; Micawber; Marsupial Sue; The Remarkable Farkle McBride; and Carnival of the Animals. An award-winning actor, he has starred on stage, film, and television. He performs concerts across the country and has recorded the CDs Farkle and Friends, Singin’ in the Bathtub, and The Sunny Side of the Street. Visit John at

Books by this Author

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo
Marsupial Sue
Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake"
I Got Two Dogs
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never stop learning

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My height

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. curiosity

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Nope. I'm pretty happy with who I am (see: Marsupial Sue)

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. William Shakespeare

Author Voices

November 15, 2008

What am I passionate about? 


There are many answers to that question, most of them self-evident.  I passionately love to act, of course.  I love to entertain, to move people to laughter and tears, to tell stories to audiences old and very young.  I love to put on costume and makeup and play a role. You don’t become an actor without a passion for it, and without that passion you certainly don’t stay one.  I love theatre, both standing on the stage and sitting in front of it.  I love writing books for children.  I passionately advocate for kids’ literacy and love of... see more