George and Martha Back in Town (Paperback)

By James Marshall

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395479469, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 1988

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (4/1/1988)
Paperback (3/1/2000)
Hardcover (4/30/1984)

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Five additional stories about the friendship between two hippos: "The Box," "The High Board," "The Trick," "The Job," "The Book."

About the Author

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 George and Martha Back in Town

"Marshall's new collection of stories about the hippo friends sparkles with the warm feeling that bind George and Martha inseparably." Publishers Weekly