Local Author Talks Family, Movies and the ‘Lemonade Mouth’ Sequel
by Brooklyn Lowery, Wayland Patch, 10/20/2012
Lemonade. It’s a perfect summertime drink, the staple of kids’ front-yard stands everywhere and, for one Wayland man, a key ingredient in his recipe for literary success.
In 2007, Mark Peter Hughes’ book, “Lemonade Mouth,” hit bookstores – and the Hughes family hit the road in a billboard of a car, traveling the country to spread the word about a misfit group of high school freshmen who formed a band called Lemonade Mouth. Now, five years and one Disney Channel movie later, Hughes… (continue reading…)
Blake Michael rocks his copy of Lemonade Mouth, the original novel that started a revolution!
LEMONADE MOUTH: The novel that started a revolution!
The new ‘tween-adapted edition of the Lemonade Mouth BOOK, the popular novel that set off a revolution and inspired the Disney Channel movie, is now in stores! Stella, Wen, Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Scott, Ray — they’re all here. You already love movie and the music, now get the whole scoop on the band that’s more than a band!
Rochester Review, May 2011
by Karen McCally, with photos by Adam Fenster
“You may know him from Lemonade Mouth, a hit Disney Channel movie adapted from his second novel that premiered this spring, but Mark Peter Hughes has always been a writer. Even when he was an engineer. The past year has been a wild ride…”more
Lemonade Mouth author Mark Peter Hughes at a special screening of LM, April 10, 2011
A message from Lemonade Mouth author Mark Peter Hughes:
Tonight’s the night. At 8pm tonight the Disney Channel will finally premiere the Lemonade Mouth movie in the USA, and people will get a chance to actually see it. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the film’s producer, Debra Martin Chase, first called me (a huge surprise at my house!) to say that she loved my book and was going to somehow make it into a movie. I was thrilled, thrilled, of course, but deep down I think I had a hard time believing it would ever really happen. And yet here we are.
I want to thank the Disney Channel, the filmmakers, and the many, many talented folks who worked on the project for the huge honor they’ve done for me and my story. I’ve previewed the movie twice so far, and I can honestly say that I’m proud of what they’ve done with my story. IMHO it’s a beautiful film, and it stays true to the characters and messages I tried to convey in the book: those of speaking out, banding together, honoring families of all kinds, and acknowledging the importance of each of us. These are values I wanted to express to readers, and I’m thrilled that now the same messages will go out to millions of kids and all over the world.
For that I’m honored and humbled.
–Mark Peter Hughes
(Lemonade Mouth premieres in the USA tonight, Fri April 15, at 8pm EST on the Disney Channel.)