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Book Title: George and Martha Tons of Fun|
The author of the book: James Marshall
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: October 27th 1986
ISBN 13: 9780395426463
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 694 KB
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Reader ratings: 5.3
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5 stories about two friends who are hippos.
The Misunderstanding--Martha is offended when George tells her he isn't up to hanging out one day, but she distracts herself with other tasks and soon forgets her anger.
The Sweet Tooth--In order to get George to stop eating sweets, Martha takes up smoking cigars.
The Photograph--Martha takes a silly photo in a photo booth.
The Hypnotist--George tries to hypnotize Martha, but finds that he hasn't succeeded when he sneaks into the kitchen to raid the cookie jar. As a favor, Martha sits on George and eats all the cookies.
The Special Gift--Martha buys George a book for his birthday, but loses it on her way home. She gives him her silly photo instead and he loves it.
This collection of stories was just a little strange for me. I wasn't a fan of Martha's cigar smoking to encourage George to stop his bad habit. I also wanted more of a resolution in the story where Martha's feelings are hurt after George doesn't want to hang out.
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Read information about the authorJames Edward Marshall (October 10, 1942 – October 13, 1992), who also wrote as Edward Marshall, was a children's author and illustrator.
His father worked on the railroad, was a band member in the 1930s, and his mother sang in the local church choir. His family later moved to Beaumont, Texas. Marshall said: "Beaumont is deep south and swampy and I hated it. I knew I would die if I stayed there so I diligently studied the viola, and eventually won a scholarship to the New England Conservatory in Boston." He entered the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but injured his hand, ending his music career. He returned to Texas, where he attended San Antonio College, and later transferred to Southern Connecticut State University where he received degrees in French and history.
It is said that he discovered his vocation on a 1971 summer afternoon, lying on a hammock drawing. His mother was watching Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and the main characters, George and Martha, ultimately became characters in one of his children's books. Marshall continued as a children's author until his untimely death in 1992 of a brain tumor. In 1998, George and Martha became the basis of an eponymous animated children's television show.
In addition to George and Martha, the lovable hippopotami, James Marshall created dozens of other uniquely appealing characters. He is well-known for his Fox series (which he wrote as "Edward Marshall"), as well as the Miss Nelson books, the Stupids, the Cut-ups, and many more. James Marshall had the uncanny ability to elicit wild delight from readers with relatively little text and simple drawings. With only two minute dots for eyes, his illustrated characters are able to express a wide range of emotion, and produce howls of laughter from both children and adults.
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