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Title:
George and Martha, one fine day
ISBN:
9780395271544

9780395329214

9781536409284

9780808530688

9780547144221
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1978.
Physical Description:
46 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents:
The tightrope -- The diary -- The icky story -- The big scare -- The amusement park.
Summary:
Five new episodes in the friendship of the two hippopotamuses.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader LG 2.4 0.5 40591.
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Summary

Summary

Five new episodes in the friendship of two hippos: "The Tight Rope," "The Diary," "The Icky Story," "The Big Scare," "The Amusement Park."


Author Notes

James Marshall (1942#150;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.


Reviews 1

Kirkus Review

Another quintet of minitales, filled out by the blimpy shapes of Marshall's inseparable hippopotami. During the course of one day George learns to encourage Martha at her tightrope walking (a typical Marshall stunt), not to tell icky stories at the table (she can retaliate with worse), and that if snooping won't get him a look in her diary, neither will a polite request. The last two tales are impishly paired: first, George scares Martha with a BOO and waits on edge all day for her revenge. . . and she gets it that night at the amusement park in the darkened tunnel of love. ""'Have mercy!' screamed George."" Another winner. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.