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Portly McSwine
     

Portly McSwine

by James Marshall
 

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Portly McSwine, eternal pessimist and constant worrywart, is planning a party to celebrate National Snout Day. But Portly is concerned. What if his party is not a success? What if his guests don’t have fun? Portly imagines disaster upon disaster. “Stop worrying,” says a friend. “Quit fussing,” counsels another. But you can’t

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Portly McSwine, eternal pessimist and constant worrywart, is planning a party to celebrate National Snout Day. But Portly is concerned. What if his party is not a success? What if his guests don’t have fun? Portly imagines disaster upon disaster. “Stop worrying,” says a friend. “Quit fussing,” counsels another. But you can’t keep a good worrywart down, and Portly is true to his nature to the very last minute . . .

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Publishers Weekly
A neurotic pig plans a party for National Snout Day in Portly McSwine by James Marshall, first published in 1979. What if my refreshments aren t tasty enough? he worries. Marshall s signature sketches show the porcine star s preparations. (Aug.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618183807
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
None
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.12(d)
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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