Arthur's Back to School Surprise (Step into Reading) (Hardcover)

By Marc Brown

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375910005, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2002

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Paperback (7/23/2002)

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Arthur is all set for the first day back at school, but he no sooner sets foot in his new classroom when D.W.’s Mary Moo-Cow, a talking toy for preschoolers, falls out of his backpack in front of all his friends. His friends laugh and begin teasing poor embarrassed Arthur. How did that silly toy get into his backpack and how will he ever live it down?

About the Author

Marc Brown is the renowned illustrator of Judy Sierra's Wild About Books and ZooZical, but is best known worldwide as the creator of Arthur the Aardvark, the star of many picture books and the five-time Emmy Award–winning TV show. He lives in New York City and on Martha's Vineyard with his wife, artist and psychologist Laurie Krasny Brown, and their cats, Lola and Romeo. You can visit him at