George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends (Hardcover)
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