George and Martha

Author Marshall, James,
Language English
Publisher
Boston: Sandpiper, 2010




Annotation:

Readers will delight in James Marshall's award-winning classic tales of George and Martha--two beloved, wise, and hilarious hippos! Story Number One: Split Pea Soup Oh, no! Martha made split pea soup again! How can George tell Martha that he hates split pea soup without hurting her feelings? Story Number Two: The Flying Machine When George's flight does not go as planned, Martha knows just the right thing to say.



Subjects :

  • Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship
  • Fiction
  • Cookery
  • George (Fictitious character : Marshall)
  • Martha (Fictitious character : Marshall)
  • Children's stories
  • Hippopotamus

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 H.W. Wilson
  • NYPL Children's Books 2012, 2012 New York Public Library
  • Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 California Department of Education

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Texas Reading Club, 1998; Texas

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Reading Measurement Programs:


9780395199725, 0395199727
Brilliance ([Boston?]:) 1987.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader Points 0

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader Points 0

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 500
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level K-2
Reading Level 3
Accelerated Reader Points 2


9780618963317
Houghton Mifflin (Boston:) 2007.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 2.4
Accelerated Reader Points 0

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader Points 0

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 2.4
Accelerated Reader Points 0

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader Points 0

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Reviews :

Nancy Garhan Attebury (Children's Literature)
This delightful easy reader offers two humorous stories about hippo friends George and Martha. The succinct first tale about split pea soup shows how friends can work something out even if they are concerned about hurting one another’s feelings. The simple lesson is one to which children can relate. The second story deals with George trying to fly in a hot air balloon but being too heavy for it to lift off. In his attempt to lighten the load, George gets out and the balloon takes off without him. Martha is happy with the outcome knowing that George is safe on the ground with her. Both stories are entertaining and presented in a welcome format that children can read independently. Only a few sentences appear on each text page, while comical illustrations are plentiful and will draw a second look from readers. The illustrations will help readers decipher the text. Add this book to early-grade classroom shelves in order to help children read something fun on their own. 2007, Houghton Mifflin, $3.99. Ages 4 to 8.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston:), PUBLISHED: 2007.)

LaTasha M. Hunter (Children's Literature)
George and Martha make a delightful pair in this early reader book, which includes two stories. In “Split Pea Soup,” George just does not have the heart to tell Martha that he dislikes the soup. Since Martha loves to make the soup, she makes it often. One day after suffering through his tenth bowl of split pea soup, George pours his soup into his shoes when Martha leaves the room. Unfortunately, Martha is watching him from the kitchen. This funny story has a great moral for children: Friendship requires compromise. In “The Flying Machine” George decides he wants to be the first hippo to fly. There is just one problem: He cannot get the hot air balloon to fly. Not until Martha suggests that George get out of the balloon to make it fly does it actually get airborne. George is disappointed that he will not be able to fly that day, but he quickly recovers once Martha insists that having him with her makes her much happier. Both stories feature unique plots with broad appeal. The picture of George pouring the undesirable split pea soup in his loafers is sure to encourage active responses from children. George and Martha was first published in 1972 and has been a beloved classic ever since. 2007 (orig. 1972), Houghton Mifflin, $15.00. Ages 4 to 8.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston:), PUBLISHED: 2007.)

Susie Wilde (Audiofile, August/September 2007)
Michael Moss's jazzy music highlights the humor in this read-along featuring two of the most famous friends in children's literature, hippos George and Martha. The five stories playfully deliver important life lessons. George learns honesty when Martha catches him pouring pea soup into his loafers rather than hurt her feelings by not eating it. George learns about respect when Martha clouts him with her bathtub when he peeks in on her. The characterizations by George Loeb make the hippo pair seem even more human. A bouncy sound signals the page-turns, adding to the fun. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 2007 (orig. 1974), Houghton Mifflin, One CDs, $9.95. Ages 4 to 6.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin (Boston:), PUBLISHED: [2007].)

Nancy Garhan Attebury (Children's Literature)
This delightful easy reader offers two humorous stories about hippo friends George and Martha. The succinct first tale about split pea soup shows how friends can work something out even if they are concerned about hurting one another’s feelings. The simple lesson is one to which children can relate. The second story deals with George trying to fly in a hot air balloon but being too heavy for it to lift off. In his attempt to lighten the load, George gets out and the balloon takes off without him. Martha is happy with the outcome knowing that George is safe on the ground with her. Both stories are entertaining and presented in a welcome format that children can read independently. Only a few sentences appear on each text page, while comical illustrations are plentiful and will draw a second look from readers. The illustrations will help readers decipher the text. Add this book to early-grade classroom shelves in order to help children read something fun on their own. 2007, Houghton Mifflin, $3.99. Ages 4 to 8.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin (Boston:), PUBLISHED: [2007].)

LaTasha M. Hunter (Children's Literature)
George and Martha make a delightful pair in this early reader book, which includes two stories. In “Split Pea Soup,” George just does not have the heart to tell Martha that he dislikes the soup. Since Martha loves to make the soup, she makes it often. One day after suffering through his tenth bowl of split pea soup, George pours his soup into his shoes when Martha leaves the room. Unfortunately, Martha is watching him from the kitchen. This funny story has a great moral for children: Friendship requires compromise. In “The Flying Machine” George decides he wants to be the first hippo to fly. There is just one problem: He cannot get the hot air balloon to fly. Not until Martha suggests that George get out of the balloon to make it fly does it actually get airborne. George is disappointed that he will not be able to fly that day, but he quickly recovers once Martha insists that having him with her makes her much happier. Both stories feature unique plots with broad appeal. The picture of George pouring the undesirable split pea soup in his loafers is sure to encourage active responses from children. George and Martha was first published in 1972 and has been a beloved classic ever since. 2007 (orig. 1972), Houghton Mifflin, $15.00. Ages 4 to 8.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin (Boston:), PUBLISHED: [2007].)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Boston: Sandpiper, 2010

Media Type: Language Material
21 p.:
PZ7.M35672 ([E])
9780547406244
054740624X
"The stories in this book were originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company in George and Martha copyright 1972."
Boston: Sandpiper/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

Media Type: Language Material
21 p.:
PZ7.M35672 ([E])
9780547406244
054740624X
9780329799281
0329799282
"The stories in this book were originally published...in George and Martha." Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1972.
"Includes bonus activities!"-Cover.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007

Media Type: Language Material
21 p.:
PZ7.M35672 ([E])
9780618839513
0618839518
9780618963317
0618963316
CD includes the unabridged story with music and sound effects with and without page-turn signals.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007

Media Type: Language Material
p. cm.
PZ7.M35672 ([E])
9780618963317
0618963316
"The stories in this book were originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company in George and Martha copyright 1972 ... renewed 2000."
Houghton Mifflin, 1987

Media Type: Kit
1pbk 1tc
AV E
0395457394
9780395457399
[Boston?]: Brilliance, 1987

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 sound cassette:
0395457394
0395199727
9780395457399
9780395199725
Bedford Hills NY: Educational Enrichment Materials, 1979

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 filmstrip (ca. 48 fr.):
PZ7 (372.6)
Sound accompaniment compatible for manual and automatic operation.
Adapted from the book of the same name by James Marshall.
Title from data sheet.
Intended audience Preschool and kindergarten.
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 1972

Media Type: Language Material
46 p.
PZ10.3.M3535 ([E])
0395137314
9780395137314
Random House.,

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 filmstrip (34 fr.):
(Filmstrips 132 C)
0168682273
9780168682270
From the book by James Marshall.
Educational Enrichment,

Media Type: Language Material
1fs. and 1ct.
E
0021076146
9780021076147
Based on James Marshall's tale about the friendship of two hippopotamuses.

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