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The Most Fun: Book 3

Patricia MacLachlan, Marc Boutavant (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/28/2018)
Digital Audiobook (7/27/2017)
Paperback (8/7/2018)
Hardcover (6/6/2017)


Barkus is back in this third installment of the warm and funny early chapter book series from the Newbery Medal-winning author, Patricia MacLachlan.

The lovable dog Barkus and his lucky young owner romp through the pages of this colorful and heartwarming book that's just right for emerging readers and fans of series like Henry and Mudge and Juana and Lucas.

PERFECT FOR NEW READERS: The simple text and engaging pictures are just right for readers ready to take their first steps toward reading on their own.

CRITCALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES: The New York Times said, "The charm is infectious." and The Horn Book proclaimed, "Fans will be begging for more."

BUDDY BOOKS ARE PERENNIAL: Friendships are an integral part of every child's life. Barkus and his owner have lots of adventures together, but they also care about each other's feelings and they love one another unconditionally.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Patricia MacLachlan has written dozens of books which have received many awards including the prestigious Newbery Medal. From picture books to chapter books to novels, her characters always linger in the minds of readers long after the books are closed.

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST: Marc Boutavant is a star illustrator in France and has a rising profile throughout the world.

Perfect for: parents and grandparents, educators, librarians

Chronicle Books, 9781452173344, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2021

About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is one of the most beloved children's books writers working today. She has written more than 50 books—from picture books to novels—including the Newbery Medal-winner Sarah, Plain and Tall, and My Friend Earth also published by Chronicle Books. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Marc Boutavant is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been showcased in The New Yorker and The New York Times. He has illustrated a range of children's books, including Around the World with Mouk, which was made into an animated series, and Woodland Dreams. lives in Paris.