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George and Martha encore



Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, [1973]
Physical Description:
46 pages, 1 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
James Edward Marshall (October 10, 1942 -- October 13, 1992) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books, probably best known for the George and Martha series of picture books (1972--1988). He illustrated books exclusively as James Marshall; when he created both text and illustrations he sometimes wrote as Edward Marshall. In 2007 the U.S. professional librarians posthumously awarded him the biennial Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for "substantial and lasting contribution" to American children's literature. Marshall was born in San Antonio, Texas, where he grew up on his family's farm. His father worked on the railroad and was a band member in the 1930s. His mother sang in the local church choir. The family later moved to Beaumont, Texas. Marshall entered the New England Conservatory of Music 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. He lived between an apartment in the Chelsea district of New York City and a home in Mansfield Hollow, Connecticut.
The dance recital -- The French lesson -- The disguise -- The beach -- The garden.
In five brief episodes two hippopotamuses reinforce their friendship.
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