Most widely held works by Evan Lurie
The backyardigans. It's great to be a ghost ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
"It's great to be a ghost!": Pablo, Tyrone and Uniqua are ghosts, haunting an old house to the sounds of '20s-style jazz. "Monster detective": Sixties-syle rock underscore Tyrone's adventure as a no-nonsense detective helping his client Uniqua to retrieve her soccer ball. "The key to the Nile": Princess CleoTasha and her royal servants try to end ancient Egypt's drought by finding three gifts for Sphinx Uniqua. "Pirate treasure": Captains Uniqua and Austin sail the high seas in search of treasure.
The Backyardigans ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
A collection of songs featured on the Nick Jr. television program The Backyardigans.
The Backyardigans. Operation elephant drop ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Join the adventure as Pablo, Tyrone, and Tasha go on their very own secret operation to save the elephants, contain an Earth-bound meteor, compete in a skateboard competition, and unplug a lava geyser before the word splits in half.
Lonesome Jim ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Jim is a young man who, after deciding he can't make it on his own, moves back to his hometown in Indiana, under his parents' roof. He's saved from his family's dysfunction by a local woman and her son, who sees him as a father figure.
Happy accidents ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Ruby is a neurotic with an unhappy track record concerning men and Sam is an oddball who is afraid of small dogs and has a barcode tattooed to his arm. Slowly, Sam begins to reveal his "past." He tells her that he is from the Dubuque of the future and that he hails from a family who believe that reproduction should occur the old-fashioned, fun way as opposed to the cloning method. Ruby is amused until she realizes that he's not kidding. After a series of arguments, he agrees to visit Ruby's analyst, which yields unexpected results.
Oswald. Best buddies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Odd one out: Oswald feels left out when his best friend Henry's cousin Louie visits from the Frozen North -- Goodbye best friend: Henry decides to return to the Frozen North with Louie, but can he really leave Big City and all his friends? -- Friends indeed: Oswald finds himself caught in the middle of an argument between his friends Henry and Daisy -- Sammy Starfish live: Oswald has an adventure at the live performance of his favorite star, Sammy Starfish.
The whole shebang ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Tragedy meets comedy when a bumbling yet passionate man travels to America from Italy to help save his famly's fireworks business and all hell breaks loose. A funny, heartwarming tale about a family steeped in tradition.
Oswald. Outdoors with Oswald ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
A day at the beach: Oswald, Weenie and Daisy can't wait to get in the water at Big Beach. The sand sculpture contest: Oswald is the judge at the Annual Big City Sand Sculpture Contest. The tomato garden: Oswald and Weenie love red, ripe, juicy tomatoes, so they start a garden. Bird watching: Daisy wants to go bird watching with Oswald, but she's a little too full of energy to stay still.
Lisa Picard is famous ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A witty, yet poignant cinema vérité documenting the life of a struggling New York actress who hopes to get more than a fleeting taste of fame when a racy cereal commercial brings her unexpected national notoriety. An earnest documentarian, who senses this actress's dreams are about to be fully realized, tracks her every move, attempting to capture the essence of someone in the seconds preceding their 15 minutes of fame. How do they walk, dress and act? Complicating matters even further is the fact that our objective documentarian is not so secretly hoping that this documentary about fame will help propel him to fame as well.
All revved up ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
After the wrong woman is ripped off twice by a garage owner involved in a stolen car scam, she assembles two of her offbeat friends to help avenge the wrong doing.
The backyardigans. Cave party ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"Travel back in time for a prehistoric party, and race around the world, with the singing, dancing adventures of The Backyardigans"--Container.
Il piccolo diavolo ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Italian and French and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A 400 year old devil escapes from hell and finds a home in an Italian matron. Walter Matthau, a priest, performs an exorcism to rid the woman of the devil. The priest and the devil, who knows nothing of the current world, become friends.
Hologram man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in French and English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
When a psycho terrorist is finally brought to justice, he is sentenced to serve his prison term in Holographic Statis, where the mind and soul are stored on a computer. But his gang of killers break into the computer, turning him into a literal hologram.
The kill-off ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Operating from the bed in her ramshackle home in a dirtball New Jersey town, the gossip woman keeps a network of shady characters in check. Her husband, who serves her breakfast in bed while keeping a hooker on the side begins to inquire about a stash of cash she has stowed away. After that she knows one of them is going to die--Container.
Selling water by the side of the river by Evan Lurie ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1990 and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Trees Lounge ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in German and English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Tommy has lost his job and his girlfriend, and the only thing left in his life is the bar in his Long Island neighborhood, Trees Lounge, and its eccentric regulars.
The Backyardigans by Evan Lurie ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Brace up ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Lonesome Jim by Steve Buscemi ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"Las de sa vie de promeneur de chiens à New York, Jim, 27 ans, revient à contre coeur dans son Indiana natal. Il y retrouve vite les raisons de son départ : l'amour étouffant de sa mère, la présence de son père, les frasques immatures de son oncle... Lorsque son frère est victime d'un accident de voiture, Jim accepte de travailler à l'usine de ses parents et de s'occuper de ses deux nièces. Sa rencontre avec une infirmière et son jeune fils va le sortir de ce marasme et jeter sur sa vie ordinaire une lueur d'espoir...
American kickboxer 2 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A kickboxer with an attitude joins a mean cop to rescue a child who has been kidnapped by a murderous psychotic.
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