George and Martha
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George and Martha

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Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup, " "The Flying Machine, " "The Tub, " "The Mirror, " "The Tooth." "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." -- New York Times Book Reviewshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 198.12 x 200.66 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • None.
  • colour illustrations
  • 0395199727
  • 9780395199725
  • 52,867

About James Marshall

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.show more

Review quote

"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 Timesshow more

Rating details

1,734 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 48% (836)
4 29% (499)
3 18% (317)
2 3% (60)
1 1% (22)
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