George and Martha Two Great Friends

George and Martha Two Great Friends

by James Marshall
     
 


Three more George and Martha stories just right for early readers.
Story Number One: The Tub Martha teaches George a little lesson about privacy.
Story Number Two: The Mirror Martha’s bad habit is getting on George’s nerves. He hatches the perfect plot to cure her vanity.
Story Number Three: The Tooth Oh, no! George has an accident… See more details below

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Three more George and Martha stories just right for early readers.
Story Number One: The Tub Martha teaches George a little lesson about privacy.
Story Number Two: The Mirror Martha’s bad habit is getting on George’s nerves. He hatches the perfect plot to cure her vanity.
Story Number Three: The Tooth Oh, no! George has an accident that changes the way he looks. Luckily, Martha knows just what to say to cheer up her friend.

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From the Publisher

"Three more George and Martha stories just right for early readers." Midwest Book Review November 2007 Midwest Book Review
Children's Literature
Who would not love two clever and uproarious hippos who talk and wear clothes? And the more you get of George and Martha, the more you want. That is why this little book is just right; the publisher, Houghton Mifflin, has combined three “George and Martha” stories into one picture book. You never know what will happen next! The best part of this little reader is that the stories are quick and build on each other in multiple ways. Each contains the beloved characters of George and Martha. The first story is very short, just long enough to tempt children to read more. As you move through the book, each story offers longer spans of text. The clever introduction of synonyms like “peeked,” “looked,” “saw” also weave a thread, and the theme of friendship also reappears in each story. Mr. Marshall carefully hides details in the simple pictures, which help children think more deeply about the story (notice that the cover shows George with his new, gold tooth, but that detail is not revealed until the last story). Whether you use this book for classroom instruction or for informal learning together at home or in the library, it is a welcome reintroduction of classic “George and Martha” stories. Reviewer: Cathy Puett Miller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618961788
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
George and Martha Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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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