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Best known for his canon of classic hilarious children’s books, including favorites like GEORGE AND MARTHA, MISS NELSON, and THE STUPIDS, James Marshall has no rival when it comes to goofy fun. With the same silly spirit and charm, he presents four expressive stories about four little troubles. Marshall fans will cheer the return of these four little gems, out-of-print sin ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 28th 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Jun 01, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, back-to-school
Eugene the turtle start out on his way to school. It's the first day back and he's double checked his backpack with everything he needs. On his way to school he hears a cry out for help so he stops along the way and help a neighbor woman. She invites him to stay for breakfast and they have a pleasant visit over breakfast. He continues onto school, once he gets there his friends tell him he needs to be upset because their new teacher is mean and ugly. So he begins to be frightened about the first ...more
Jan 05, 2013 Samantha rated it really liked it
Eugene is excited to start school. On the way to school, he hears a woman screaming in fear and finds a woman standing upon a chair frightened of a bug. He takes the bug outside and the woman invites him to stay for pancakes.

Later, his friend makes Eugene worry about who his teacher will be. There are many rumors floating around that she’s mean. Eugene pictures all the worst creatures he can dream up, but is surprised to find that his teacher is a familiar face.

A great school story, still relev
Courtney Bowman
A young boy who is excited about school quickly becomes unsure of his feelings.

Any kindergartener or first grader that is going to school should read this because it shows that everyone can be nervous about school.
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James Edward Marshall (October 10, 1942 – October 13, 1992), who also wrote as Edward Marshall, was a children's author and illustrator.

His father worked on the railroad, was a band member in the 1930s, and his mother sang in the local church choir. His family later moved to Beaumont, Texas. Marshall said: "Beaumont is deep south and swampy and I hated it. I knew I would die if I stayed there so I
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