Martha Speaks (Hardcover)

Author: Meddaugh, Susan

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

For use in schools and libraries only. Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup.


Publisher Turtleback Books
Mfg Part# 9780613035583
SKU 30928012
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0613035585
Release Date 12/31/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 8.25L x 0.25T
Author Info
Susan Meddaugh
Author and illustrator Susan Meddaugh is best known for her picture books about Martha--a feisty dog who develops the ability to speak after eating a can of alphabet soup. After graduating from Wheaton College, Meddaugh moved to Boston where she became a designer of children's books at Houghton Mifflin. As she helped bring the works of other authors and illustrators to life, Meddaugh was inspired to create her own books for children. Her first book, TOO SHORT FRED, was published in 1978. Meddaugh's most famous character, Martha, was inspired by her own pet dog.
"Bright with watercolor washes, the cartoon-like ink drawings ensure the book's immediate appeal...A hysterical tail--er, tale."
From the Publisher
Annotation When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, she begins to speak. But Helen finds that having a talking dog poses some big problems.
First Line The day Helen gave Martha dog her alphabet soup, something unusual happened. The letters in the soup went up to Martha's brain instead of down to her stomach.
Annotation 2 When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, the letters in the soup travel directly to Martha's brain and she develops the ability to speak. At first, Helen is delighted to have a talking dog, but she soon finds that having such a pet causes a lot of problems. Will Martha's big mouth bring Helen and her pet fame and fortune or will they end up in the doghouse instead? Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1992.
Editors Note Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Turtleback Books

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping
$12.85 + $3.10 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

On Order
Add to Cart
Ria Christie Collections $24.24 + $7.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$12.85 + $3.10 shipping
$17.20 You save $4.35 (25%)
Earn 13 ($0.13) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Hardcover
Condition: Brand New
More coming soon, order now. On Order
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back Sitewide with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 8/31/15 *See page for details