Penny and Her Marble

Penny and Her Marble

4.11 (1,494 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


In the third easy-to-read book about Penny the mouse, written by Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes, Penny finds a beautiful marble on her neighbor's lawn and must decide whether or not to keep it. With age-appropriate vocabulary, compelling characters, and a memorable storyline, Penny and her Marble is just right for beginning readers and was named a 2014 Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association. This annual award, given to the most distinguished books for beginning readers, is named for the world-renowned children's author Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.

Kevin Henkes is known for his mouse characters, including Lilly, Owen, Chrysanthemum, Wemberly, and now Penny! In Penny and her Marble, the third book in the Penny series, Penny finds a marble on Mrs. Goodwin's yard and takes it home. But does the marble really belong to Penny? Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge.
show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 157.48 x 215.9 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062082035
  • 9780062082039
  • 117,958

Review quote

"Much as he did in Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Henkes presents an irrepressible heroine who struggles to compromise."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
show more

Back cover copy

When Penny spots
a marble in Mrs. Goodwin's
front yard,
she picks it up,
puts it in her pocket,
and takes it home.
It's a beautiful marble--it's big, shiny, blue,
smooth, and fast,
and Penny loves it.
But does the marble
really belong to Penny?

What do you think will happen?
show more

Rating details

1,494 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 38% (561)
4 41% (611)
3 18% (266)
2 3% (41)
1 1% (15)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X