Synopses & Reviews
When Henry's mom and dad start looking through a book about the Wild West it means VACATION TIME FOR HENRY AND MUDGE. A journey awaits, full of cowboy hats and boots, cactus plants and canyons, and all the tumbleweeds that Mudge can chase...
Will Mudge ever want to come home?
Join the car trip as Henry discovers that sometimes the best adventures in the wide world are the ones on your own front porch.
Since its creation in 1987, the Henry and Mudge series has grown into one of the most beloved and acclaimed beginning-reading series ever. With more than two million copies sold, the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, Parents' Choice, The Horn Book Magazine, the International Reading Association, the American Bookseller Association, and most importantly, the thousands of children who belong to the Henry and Mudge fan club have recommended these wonderful books.
Created by renowned Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and acclaimed illustrator Sucie Stevenson, the Henry and Mudge series is without a doubt a classic for all time.
Ready-to-Read books offer children a world of possibilities at four different reading levels:
Pre-level 1: Recognizing Words
- Word repetition
- Familiar words and phrases
- Simple sentences
Level 1: Starting to Read
- Simple stories
- Increased vocabulary
- Longer sentences
Level 2: Reading Independently
- More-complex stories
- Varied sentence structure
- Paragraphs and short chapters
Level 3: Reading Proficiently
- Rich vocabulary
- More-challenging stories
- Longer chapters
"Bravo, Henry and Mudge. May they go on forever!"
-- School Library Journal
Henry's family is going on vacation -- to the Wild West! Henry and Mudge love the Wild West. There are cowboy hats and boots, deserts and canyons, and souvenir shops where Henry can buy pencils and magnets and even a snow globe with a cowboy inside. And there are lots of tumbleweeds for Mudge to chase. But as much fun as the Wild West is, Henry discovers that he and Mudge can have just as much fun back home.
Henry, his parents, and his dog Mudge take a vacation out West, where they enjoy tumbleweeds, desert animals, souvenirs, and the wide open spaces. Full color.
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie andamp; Pearl, and Mr. Putter andamp; Tabby series. Her novel andlt;iandgt;Missing Mayandlt;/iandgt; received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.Suand#231;ie Stevenson is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children and is best known as the illustrator of the popular Henry and Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her little cocker spaniel, Gracie.