The Stupids Die (Hardcover)

By Harry G. Allard, Jr., James Marshall (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395303474, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 1981

List Price: 16.00*
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The Stupid family thinks they are dead when the lights go out.

About the Author

Harry Allard is the author of many hilarious books for children, including several Miss Nelson and Stupid Family titles, all illustrated by James Marshall.

James Marshall (1942–1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children’s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master’s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life’s work as one of the finest creators of children’s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

Praise For The Stupids Die

"Excellent pacing, concise, witty prose, and artwork perfectly suited to the text." School Library Journal, Starred