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George and Martha Back in Town
     

George and Martha Back in Town

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by James Marshall, Harold W. Voth
 

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Five additional stories about the friendship between two hippos: "The Box," "The High Board," "The Trick," "The Job," "The Book." "Marshall's new collection of stories about the hippo friends sparkles with the warm feeling that bind George and Martha inseparably." -- Publishers Weekly

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Five additional stories about the friendship between two hippos: "The Box," "The High Board," "The Trick," "The Job," "The Book." "Marshall's new collection of stories about the hippo friends sparkles with the warm feeling that bind George and Martha inseparably." -- Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble Staff
These five short stories, starring two huge hippos with buckteeth and pin-dot eyes, show what friendship is all about. Covering topics such as privacy, vanity, and honesty, all are told with a dry but gentle humor. Marshall knows just how much not to say, and his pictures convey volumes.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The full weight of a meaningful friendship is once again explored through a series of stories about everyone's favorite hefty hippos. Ages 4-8. (March)
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
One of children's greatest pre-reading joys is discovering the connection between the print they see and the words they hear while listening to books on tape. Suddenly, as they listen to a tape, and turn the pages when a beep sounds, they have a new sense of accomplishment. A child gifted with auditory talents may recite a story or a hunk of a book or a refrain, and delight in "reading" by him or herself. Two wonderful classics, George and Martha One Fine Day and George and Martha Back in Town, have just been released in tape-book format. Both of these collections of short stories about the friendship between two hippos are silly and endearing. 2000, Houghton Mifflin, Ages 4 to 7, $9.95. Reviewer: Susie Wilde
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"Marshall's new collection of stories about the hippo friends sparkles with the warm feeling that bind George and Martha inseparably." Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395479469
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Series:
George and Martha Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
289,361
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
300L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


James Marshall (1942–1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children’s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master’s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life’s work as one of the finest creators of children’s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

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