George and Martha (Paperback)

Author: Marshall, James

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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."

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780395166192
SKU 30060464
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0395166195
Release Date 9/1/1972
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 8.75L x 0.5T
Author Info
James Marshall
James Marshall had planned to be a professional musician. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, but an injury to his hand forced him to switch career goals. He attended Trinity College, where he received a master's degree in French and history, after which he became, surprisingly, a Spanish teacher. Marshall's natural talent as an artist led an editor to hire him to illustrate Byrd Baylor's PLINK, PLINK, PLINK in 1971. The following year, Marshall established himself as both an author and illustrator with his picture book GEORGE AND MARTHA. His 1988, his illustrations for GOLDILOCKS earned that book a Caldecott Honor. In addition to his picture books, Marshall is well known for his series of easy readers featuring the exploits of Fox, a lazy yet debonair showoff. During his career, Marshall created many unforgettable characters, including Joe and Spud (THE CUT-UPS), Miss Nelson and Miss Viola Swamp (MISS NELSON IS MISSING!) and the entire Stupid family (THE STUPIDS HAVE A BALL).
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Annotation Five vignettes about the friendship of George and Martha--two hippos. In one story George tries to be polite and eat the pea soup Martha made for him even though he doesn't like it and in another Martha teaches George a lesson about her right to privacy. Color illustrations accompany the text. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1972.
Editors Note For the past quarter of a century, George and Martha have entertained, intrigued, and delighted readers of all ages. A man with a talent for friendship, James Marshall defined its very essence in his stories about the world's two best friends.
Editors Note 2 Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."
Annotation 3 Starring two hippos named in honor of the lead characters in Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, this picture book features five funny vignettes about a very special friendship. Although they sometimes disagree, George and Martha consistently prove that the best kinds of friends are those who not only have fun together but also respect and help each other. For example, in one story George tries to be polite by eating the pea soup Martha made for him--even though he doesn't like it. In another, Martha teaches George an important lesson about her right to privacy. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1972, this picture book is illustrated with watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations. GEORGE AND MARTHA is the first in a series of books about the hippo pals; other titles include GEORGE AND MARTHA RISE AND SHINE and GEORGE AND MARTHA BACK IN TOWN.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0048
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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