Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase (Henry and Mudge Series #23)

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Level 2: Reading Independently
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• Varied sentence structure
• Paragraphs and short chapters

When Mom has visions of farm-fresh food, Henry and Mudge are off for day in the country!

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Level 2: Reading Independently
• More complex stories
• Varied sentence structure
• Paragraphs and short chapters

When Mom has visions of farm-fresh food, Henry and Mudge are off for day in the country!
French's farm has rolling hills and a host of friendly animals that Mudge can't wait to meet.
But when one wily goose doesn't take kindly to visitors, Henry and Mudge find this goose LOVES the thrill of chasing!
It's everyone for himself in this chase turned race.
The real question is who will win?

Henry and his dog Mudge tangle with a grumpy goose when they visit a farm.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Mom has decided that it is time to get some fresh produce and fresh eggs. Henry is delighted and loves the thought of all that good food. Mudge reflects his reaction and gets pretty excited also. They head off to the country and stop at a farm. While his parents shop, Henry and Mudge do a bit of exploring. The meet up with plenty of farm animals, but are a bit surprised by the goose who doesn't seem the least bit intimidated by Henry or Mudge. The goose chases them all the way back to the country store. The ending is funny as Mudge finally gives that bossy goose a bit of his own medicine. As with other books in the "Henry and Mudge" series Cynthia Rylant makes an everyday outing seem like a real adventure. Carolyn Bracken does an admirable job with her pictures with all their details and with a look like the earlier books by Stevenson so there is no break in continuity for fans of the series. It is a great book for those just beginning to read on their own—"Ready-to Read," Level 2. 2003, Simon & Schuster, Ages 5 to 7.
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-In this entry in the popular series, Henry's mother wants "farm-fresh" eggs, blueberries, and corn, prompting a family trip to the country. While his parents load up on produce, Henry and Mudge have a memorable encounter with a goose. Rylant's sparkling use of language and clever plotting are fully realized in this satisfying story for beginning readers. Bracken's vivid pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations "in the style of Su ie Stevenson" extend the story. A fresh addition.-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689834509
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 8/24/2004
  • Series: Henry and Mudge Series , #23
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 162,651
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.

Suçie Stevenson is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children and is best known as the illustrator of the popular Henry and Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her little cocker spaniel, Gracie.

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  • Posted April 18, 2012


    My sons (ages 4 and 7), love Henry and Mudge stories! A beautiful story about a boy and his big, floppy, drooling dog and their adventrues together. Well written. The author has a talent for seeing the world through the simple eyes of a child. Adorable and heartwarming!

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