Iris and Walter (Paperback)

The School Play

By Elissa Haden Guest, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544456020, 44pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/1/2004)
Paperback (8/1/2006)
Prebound (8/1/2006)

List Price: 3.99*
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 "This excellent addition to the series is a perfect choice for newly independent readers."  —School Library Journal

Iris and Walter are excited about performing in their first school play. Walter helps Iris make her costume. Iris helps Walter remember his lines. But when Iris wakes up sick on the morning of the play, she’s in for a big disappointment. Will the show go on without her?

About the Author

Elissa Haden Guest has written ten books about Iris and Walter. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at

Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.

Praise For Iris and Walter: The School Play

Praise for books in the series:
"Guest's economic eloquence is in perfect sync with Davenier's elegant watercolor and ink drawings."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Iris and Walter will join Frog and Toad and Henry and Mudge in a prominent place on the easy-reading shelves."--The Bulletin