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Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas

Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie is reported to have signed up to write the script and music for Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, based on the 1970s ABC special from the Jim Henson Company, which is in turn based based on the children’s book of the same name by Russe

James Carter

Exclusive! Poet and writer James Carter shares a wonderful interview with Russell Hoban from 1995, about films, musical and literary influences, The Mouse and His Child, Turtle Diary, his early career as an illustrator, creativity tips and more.

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas (Children's book, 1969)

Emmet Otter and his Ma scrape by doing odd jobs. When a talent contest is announced they each decide to enter so they can afford to buy the other a Christmas present. This classic book from 1977 was adapted into a popular TV special by Jim Henson of The Muppets fame.

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