Synopses & Reviews
Marthaand#8217;s family and Skits are going out west on vacation, and Martha doesnand#8217;t want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Martha has to prove that sheand#8217;s no scaredydog if she wants to go on the trip. After they arrive, Martha is so excited to go on a cattle drive through Montana. But Cookie the cowhand isnand#8217;t so sure that Martha is fit for the trip after she causes a stampede. Can Martha show Cookie that she has what it takes to be at home on the range?
Includes a glossary, instructions on creating your own travel journal, and a fun western word activity.
About the Author
Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for Good Stones (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Martha Speaks, which was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.