Synopses & Reviews
George and Martha: not, as one might think, the first president and his spouse, but two hippopotamuses created by the singular talent of James Marshall. For the past quarter century, these stories have entertained, intrigued, and delighted readers of all ages. The portly animals have also taught us, in a humorous and lighthearted way, about what it means to be a true friend. A man with a talent for friendship, James Marshall defined its very essence in his stories about the world's two best friends. In this volume, all thirty-five episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created.
George and Martha (1972); George and Martha Encore (1973); George and Martha Rise and Shine (1976); George and Martha One Fine Day (1978); George and Martha Tons of Fun (1980); George and Martha Back in Town (1984); George and Martha Round and Round (1988). Young fans will enjoy this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, which contains all thirty-five stories about the hippo duo (and is as hefty as its subjects); older fans will particularly appreciate the foreword by Maurice Sendak. Horn Book
George and Martha, two hippopotamuses teach young readers, in a humorous way, about what it means to be a true friend. In this volume, all 35 episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created. Full color.
About the Author
James Marshall (1942-1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious childrens books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a masters degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his lifes work as one of the finest creators of childrens books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.