George and Martha

George and Martha

by James Marshall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395199725
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/28/1974
Series: George and Martha Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 79,708
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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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"The secret of Mr. Marshall's success lies not just in the freshness of his sense of the ridiculous, but in the carefulness of his control and editorial judgment." The New York Times

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George and Martha 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
emilee on LibraryThing 8 months ago
cute book on friendship
conuly on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a charmingly simple and funny book of short-short stories for little kids. I can't really describe it, but my niece was cracking up over these as she read them!
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A wonderful book of five short little stories about what very good hippo friends, George and Martha. The stories teach about friendship, telling the truth, privacy, vanity, encouragement and comforting each other. A great vocabulary builder with words like lovely, handsome, distinguished, peeked, privacy, flying machine, species, exclaimed, sighed and loafers.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Five stories about two hipplpotamus friends.
michelleknudsen on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Five stories about George and Martha, who are ¿two great friends.¿ Fun and sweet, no great dramatic moments, just quiet stories mostly about coming to new understandings with a person you care about.
arielaver on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I LOVE stories about George and Martha. Their friendship is sweet, kind, and sometimes challenging--as so many friendships are. James Marshall has a knack for writing gently funny narratives.
msmalnick on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Good ol' George & Martha, the seemingly platonic hippos who live & play together. In this one, the origin of George's fabulous gold tooth is explained.
jlsherman on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Collection of short stories about two Hippos who are friends. There is a moral to each short story.
mom2boysNC More than 1 year ago
I loved George and Martha when I was a child. I read every book my school library had. When one of my boys wanted a book on hippos, George and Martha came up on my search and I rediscovered them. Now my boys beg to read our collection. It has been so great to share. The stories are perfect for second grade, not too babyish and not too mature. And we always read more than one!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The story called 'The Tub' is totally inappropriate for children and I'm very surprised that it was allowed in a children's book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember when i was a little girl, these were my absolute favorite books. I now love hippos because of these books. These are great books and little kids will love them! I know i did!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the George and Martha stories because they are so honest and refreshing (and blunt, at times). The ways in which the two hippos interact is always hysterical. The stories are simple enough to read to children, but the pictures are complex enough to keep my college-aged friends entertained, as well!