Poppleton Forever

Poppleton Forever

by Cynthia Rylant
     
 

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In three charming new stories, Poppleton the pig gets help from his friends when his new tree begins to wilt; when he catches a cold; and later, when he decides to wallpaper his house. Learning is great for Poppleton, but it's much better when it's done with friends. Full color.

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In three charming new stories, Poppleton the pig gets help from his friends when his new tree begins to wilt; when he catches a cold; and later, when he decides to wallpaper his house. Learning is great for Poppleton, but it's much better when it's done with friends. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Hamilton
To the delight of young readers everywhere, Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant has just published Book 4 in the open-ended Poppleton series. Again we find Poppleton the pig surrounded by a community of animal friends helping him solve a series of problems. First, Poppleton discovers a sick tree and all of his neighbors suggest unique ways to help the tree become healthy once again. Then Poppleton himself become sick and his neighbor Cherry Sue brings him a sure cure for his cold, a bowl filled with ten oranges. Poppleton's encounter with the bowl of oranges is hilarious. Comical results also follow Poppleton's attempt to hang wallpaper with his friends, Hudson, a three-inch mouse, Fillmore the goat, and Cherry Sue, the llama. Mark Teague's colorful and life-like illustrations enhance the story and add to the young reader's enjoyment of Poppleton's latest escapades.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-This is the fourth book about this lovable pig. In the first chapter, Poppleton's small tree seems to be withering. Hudson the mouse suggests feeding it cheese, but it is Cherry Sue the llama who comes up with the idea of a bird feeder, which is just what the lonely tree needs. In the second episode, poor Poppleton is fighting off a cold. Cherry Sue comes by with a basket of oranges. Unfortunately, every time he gets one peeled, he sneezes, and it flies all over the room. In the final selection, Poppleton is wallpapering his house. Hudson proves to be too small to be of much help, Fillmore the goat keeps eating the paper, and Cherry Sue's fur gets caught in the paste. When his friends offer to change themselves in order to be more helpful, Poppleton realizes how special they are and switches to paint-which is much easier for everyone. Rylant's text is simple, and the layout of only one or two sentences per page, plus the separate chapters, make the book easy to read. These qualities also make it a good read-aloud choice. Teague's warm and funny illustrations capture the spirit of Poppleton and his companions wonderfully. A great addition to any collection.-Dina Sherman, Brooklyn Children's Museum, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590848442
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Series:
Poppleton, #4
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of many beloved books for young people, including the Mr. Putter & Tabby series, the novel Missing May, which received the Newbery Medal, and the Little Whistle series. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, Washington. ARTHUR HOWARD is best known as the illustrator of Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Putter & Tabby series. He is also the illustrator of Kathi Appelt's Bubba and Beau series and has written and illustrated three picture books of his own: Hoodwinked; When I Was Five, an ABA's Pick of the Lists and a Crayola Kids Best Book; and Cosmo Zooms, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice. He lives in New York City.

As a child in West Virginia, Cynthia Rylant never dreamed of becoming a writer. In her free time, she devoured Archie comic books and paperback romances and enjoyed the outdoors. But after taking one college English class, she was, “hooked on great writing… I didn’t know about this part of me until I went to college-didn’t know I loved beautiful stories.” And one night, inspired by the Southern writer James Agee, she sat down and wrote When I Was Young in the Mountains. Named a Caldecott Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, it was an instant success.

Since that night, Rylant hasn’t stopped creating wonderful books. Her stories explore friendship, love, grief, and other mysteries, and often draw on her memories of growing up in Appalachia. “I get a lot of personal gratification thinking of those people who don’t get any attention in the world and making them really valuable in my fiction-making them absolutely shine with their beauty.”

She lives with her many pets in the Pacific Northwest.

Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator whose books include the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling How Do Dinosaurs... series, the LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, FUNNY FARM, and many other humorous picture books. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.

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