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George and Martha Encore (George and Martha)

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More stories about the two great chums: "The Dance Recital," "The French Lesson," "The Disguise," "The Beach," "The Garden."
Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 27th 1977 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1973)
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Most characters run the risk of wearing out their welcome if they appear in too many books but George and Martha manage to stay fresh and funny each time.
Short stories about a pair of friends who are hippos.

The Dance Recital--George thinks dancing is dumb, but changes his mind after attending Martha's dance recital. He's so inspired he begins taking dance classes too and Martha is equally impressed with George's newly developed talent.

The French Lesson--George tricks Martha into asking him for a kiss in French and he sweetly plants one on her cheek.

The Disguise--George hopes to fool Martha by dressing up as an Indian chief, but she recognizes h...more
Stacey Mulholland
Jacob, my 4-year old, didn't like how short the stories are in this collection.
Research studies demonstrate that stereotypical images have a negative impact on Native children. Because George is playing Indian in GEORGE AND MARTHA ENCORE, I cannot in good conscience recommend it.

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I love George and Martha. This isn't my favorite of their stories, but you just can't go wrong with George and Martha!
These are funny short stories and they all seem to have an important lesson in the end.
Diana Pettis
guided reading level text L.

Good short stories about friends.
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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...more
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