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Mark Isham - book author

Mark Isham is the author of books: The Lucky One (Main Theme): Piano Solo, Sheet, Rabbit Ears Treasury Far East Folktales: Peachboy, The Boy Who Drew Cats, Isham, Mark Songbook, The Boy Who Drew Cats, The Firebird / The Emperor's New Clothes, Rabbit Ears Treasury of Christmas Stories: Volume One: A Gingerbread Christmas, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Getting Started with dBASE III Plus3 for the IBM PC, Sixteen Sunsets (Sixteen Sunsets Saga #1)

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Mark Isham's theme to the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' romantic drama makes a beautiful piano solo. This official sheet music edition allows pianists to bring it to life.
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Far East Folktales enlightens and entertains with these stories form the Orient--read by your favorite stars and featuring original music by some of today's greatest artists.

Read by Sigourney Weaver
Original Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto

In this story, set in ancient Japan, a couple discovers a little boy inside a giant peach. Momotaro, the "Peachboy," grows up to become a courageous hero who vanquishes the evil band of ogres who have been tormenting his people. This is an adaptation of Japan's most revered folktale.

The Boy Who Drew Cats
Read by William Hurt
Original Music by Mark Isham

This is the story of a small Japanese boy whose only interest is in drawing pictures of cats despite his entire village's struggle to defeat a mysterious demon who plagues the countryside. The boy's peculiar talent, at first deemed useless, ultimately restores prosperity to the land in this haunting and enchanting tale.
This collection of the jazz and film composer's prolific output includes selections for the film scores A River Runs Through It and Nell, as well as his latest jazz (including 'Blue Sun') and children's albums. Biography and photos round out this tribute to one of today's truly exceptional artists.
The Japanese folktale about a little boy and his cats who vanquish a demon and restore prosperity to the land. A Rabbit Ears Presents selection.
Rabbit Ears Treasury of World Tales Volume 4 enlightens and entertains with these classic stories read by your favorite stars and featuring original music by some of today's greatest artists.

The Firebird
Read by Susan Sarandon
Original Music by Mark Isham

When an archer named Ivan brings a golden feather from the Firebird to the Tsar, he is ordered to present the entire bird or lose his life. Next, he is commanded to retrieve a princess from the end of the earth for the Tsar to marry. but when Ivan himself falls for the princess, he--along with his companion, the Horse of Power--must find a way to thwart the Tsar. This tale captures the essence of old world Russia.

The Emperor's New Clothes
Read by Sir John Gielgud
Original Music by Mark Isham

Everyone in the kingdom understands the king's passion for new clothes. But when two swindlers claim to create the most beautiful cloth in the world, they cleverly proclaim that the "magical" garments they are weaving for the Emperor are invisible to anyone lacking intelligence. Who will have the courage to speak the truth?
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Christmas Stories: Volume 1 enlivens and entertains with these festive holiday stories read by your favorite stars and featuring original music by some of today’s greatest artists.

A Gingerbread Christmas
Something must be done: Christmas has been canceled in the town of Gloombury! So the Prince and Princess of Gingerbread attempt to save the day. This fun-filled holiday classic conveys the true meaning of Christmas.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Here is the charming story of a tin soldier and the hardships he endures for the love of a ballerina. This poignant classic by Hans Christian Andersen will delight young and old alike.

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Kristoff Boyadzhiev and his wife led a simple life, until he was suddenly diagnosed with end-stage terminal cancer and given two weeks to live. Struggling with the news and long-buried resentment against most of humanity, he runs afoul of a street thug with super powers and is killed- only to discover that he has a power of his own. Revived again and again by inadvertently taking the life and power of others around him when he dies, Kristoff is torn between the hope of dying a better man or using his new ability to uncover dark family secrets before the cancer kills him for the last time.

His power, and the trail of bodies left behind by his descent, draws the attention of a Seattle police detective investigating strange happenings all over the city. A covert government agency also seeks to round up Kristoff and others like him, with the hope of eliminating their powers. Kristoff wants to be the hero he promised his wife he would be, but before that he needs to know the whole truth about his past, no matter the cost. With so much in his way, that cost could be too high for him to die with honor; and with two weeks left he has no time to choose.