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Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Harry Allard
0395401461
Oct 1985
Paperback
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Review
Booklist, ALA : "Rarely has the golden rule been so effectively interpreted for children."

Review
"Rarely has the golden rule been so effectively interpreted for children."

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
James Marshall
0140563660
Jan 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"Once there was a little girl named Goldilocks. 'What a sweet child,' said someone new in town. 'That's what you think,' said a neighbor." From the very first sentence this book takes off in typical Marshall style. Goldilocks is a self-satisfied girl used to doing exactly as she pleases. So when signs around the entrance to the shortcut read "DANGER," "TURN BACK," "VERY RISKY" and even "GO THE OTHER WAY," the undaunted lass tromps headlong into adventure. Once inside the house of the three bears, Goldilocks notices a lot of coarse brown fur and thinks, "They must have kitties." She thrashes her way through the bears' domain. Eventually, they return and scare the girl off, but whether or not she has learned her lesson is left to the imagination. Marshall's wonderfully unique characters are as offbeat and...


Kerry James Marshall
Kerry James Marshall
0810935279
November 2000
Hardcover
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From Booklist
A quote from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man inaugurates this superb treatise on the pictorially rich, intellectually spiky, and altogether masterful work of African American artist Marshall, who has as much to say about art as he does about racial identity and representation. Between Marshall's own forceful essay and the illuminating contributions of contemporary art curator Terrie Sultan and artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa, readers will discern the genesis of Marshall's belief that old-fashioned technical proficiency and true clarity of intent are essential to making authentic art. Having declared early on that each figure he painted would be black and each image would be one "that spoke directly to the issue of blackness," Marshall has created dramatic and arch narrative works that bring about collisions between...


Compass American Guides
Fodor's
0676904920
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass Connecticut & Rhode Island covers everything there is to see and do -- plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history,...


Three Little Pigs
Retold by James Marshall
0448422883
October 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
There are fairy tales, and there are Marshall's tales," said PW. "Readers can be forgiven for preferring his over all the rest." Ages 4-8. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-- Marshall brings his own brand of humor to both text and pictures in this retelling of the popular nursery tale . He retains the classic format of the tale, including all of the familiar phrases ("I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in"), but his own asides make the story fresh and lively. For example, when the first little pig decides to build a house of straw, and the straw seller warns, "That's not a good idea," he expresses just what all the worldly wise six- and...


George and Martha
James Marshall
0395199727
September 1974
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The full weight of a meaningful friendship is once again explored through a series of stories about everyone's favorite hefty hippos. Ages 4-8. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Selma G. Lanes
Marshall has purposefully constructed this wondrously welcoming, entirely reliable world of words and pictures in perfect synchronization. His childlike drawings effectively erase any barrier between grown-up artist and young audience.

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Napoleon as Military Commander
James Marshall-Cornwall
0141391014
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Tracing Napoleon's development as both a general and statesman, distinguished historian James Marshall-Cornwall brings to life the career of one of history's greatest military strategists. Focusing on the two decades during which Napoleon achieved his greatest triumphs and suffered his most heartbreaking defeats, this thoroughly researched study keenly analyzes how, like Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon combined strategy and statecraft throughout his career. From his most brilliant campaigns-in particular his conquest of Piedmont and his triumphant invasion of Italy-to the disasters at Trafalgar, in the Iberian Peninsula, in Russia, at Leipzig, and his final downfall at Waterloo, Napoleon as Military Commander tells the story of a general whose defeats were as remarkable as his victories.

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Hansel and Gretel
Adapted by James Marshall
0140508368
September 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
James Marshall--creator of the well-loved George and Martha books--infuses merriment into the grimmest of the Brothers Grimm tales. His cheerful, cartoonish art is the perfect foil for this dark story, making it somewhat less scary, though by no means benign. A poor woodcutter lives with his wife and two children, Hansel and Gretel. His wife (the children's stepmother) doesn't like the youngsters, complaining, "Those wretched children of yours are gobbling everything up!" She persuades the loving but weak-willed woodcutter to take the children into the woods and abandon them to the wilderness. Hansel, first with white pebbles, then with bread crumbs, valiantly tries to lead his sister back to the house, but when the bread crumbs are eaten by birds, they are stuck. Much to their glee, the children eventually find a...


Swine Lake
James Marshall
0062051717
May 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Wolves and pigs have always been excellent fodder for suspenseful children's stories, and Swine Lake proves it once again, this time in the masterful hands of the late James Marshall and Maurice Sendak. Marshall wrote the book fully intending to illustrate it himself, but when he died in 1992, his good friend Sendak was charged with the challenging task of bringing this delightful work to life. And come to life it does! The rollicking tale opens with a mangy, hungry wolf on the prowl in an unfamiliar part of town. Soon the wolf's nose twitches uncontrollably. He smells pigs! Just across the street is a theater marquee bearing the words Swine Lake. Boarshoi Ballet. The wolf can scarcely conceal his delight, and "soon the aroma of pig, thinly disguised by French perfume, was making him swoon."

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Giant Book of Mensa Mind Challenges

1402710496
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Take the Mensa challenge. These extraordinarily entertaining puzzles can confound even those with high IQs--and that's what makes them such delightfully tricky fun. A few can be solved relatively quickly, but the hardest may seem nearly impossible to crack. Give your skills a real workout on numerical conundrums, word games, lateral thinking problems, and riddles. Brainteasers, arranged in order of difficulty, train the mind and provide a good time all at once. The most complex bafflers include chess, logic, and spatial puzzles. Here's just one example of what's inside: A farmer has twenty sheep, ten pigs, and ten cows. If we call the pigs cows, how many cows will he have?

The answer: Ten cows. We can call the pigs cows, but that doesn't make them cows.


Fox on Wheels
Edward Marshall
0140365419
Jan 1993
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Fox babysits for his sister Louise, learns to climb a tree for some grapes, and wins a shopping cart race.


George and Martha Rise and Shine
James Marshall
0395280060
April 1979
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The full weight of a meaningful friendship is once again explored through a series of stories about everyone's favorite hefty hippos. Ages 4-8. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Selma G. Lanes
Marshall has purposefully constructed this wondrously welcoming, entirely reliable world of words and pictures in perfect synchronization. His childlike drawings effectively erase any barrier between grown-up artist and young audience. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Fox at School
Edward Marshall
0140365443
Aug 1993
Paperback
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Fox Be Nimble
James Marshall
0140368426
Jan 1994
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Beginning readers are sure to delight in Marshall's sixth and newest book of Fox' ventures. In the first episode, Fox babysits for his rambunctious neighbors and ends up on the TV news. In the second chapter, he makes a big fuss over a small injury, but then learns how to be brave. Finally, Fox finds a place where he can show off all he wants--leading the band in the big parade. Marshall's wit is evidenced through the antics of all his zany characters. Without using difficult words, he extends new readers' understanding of the text through his bright, colorful, and very funny watercolors. As children read of the antics of Fox and his friends, they're sure to chuckle and laugh. Buy multiple copies of this hilarious winner by a master illustrator and author. --April L. Judge, Thousand...


Fox in Love
Edward Marshall
0140368434
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Fox falls in love with several girls and then enters a dance contest with his sister.


The Night Before Christmas
James Marshall
0760760098
July 2004
Board Book
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Miss Nelson Is Back
Harry G. Allard
039541668X
April 1986
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Miss Nelson goes away for a week, and the kids in Room 207 fear that they'll have the dreaded substitute teacher, Viola Swamp. Instead, they get Principal Blandsworth, who bores them into taking drastic measures. "A nutty sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing," PW stated. "Marshall's color cartoons and the twisty tale rise to stratospheric heights of buffoonery." Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
Booklist, ALA : "This is an artful spoof that's not to be missed."

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Three Up a Tree
James Marshall
014037003X
Oct 1994
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Sam and Spider build a tree house and go there with Lolly to trade stories. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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