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Book Title: George and Martha Round and Round|
The author of the book: James Marshall
ISBN 13: 9780395584101
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: April 29th 1991
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 550 KB
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Reader ratings: 4.5
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George and Martha Round and Round is an endearing story that tells the story of the relationship of two hippos. The story is funny and would be perfect for a read aloud in any classroom but especially a first or second grade classroom. The text and the images are large and add even more humor to the stories. Their relationship is so funny, with George and Martha always bickering and getting on each others nerves but eventually forgiving each other. This book would be the perfect way to explain personification or at least explain that hippos cannot talk and communicate like they are doing here, by comparing it to a nonfiction book about hippos like Owen and Mzee. By comparing a nonfiction and fiction book both about hippos, the students can understand the main differences between the different genres and the similarities between how the hippos are described in both. The illustrations of hippo are hilarious and create an adorable image of George and Martha and their home. The book is divided into mini little "stories" or chapters that allows the reader to hear many different short stories. These help to keep young readers engaged and can also help to explain chronology or what happened first, like was the clock lost first or did Martha become an artist first? Overall their are so many different ways you could incorporate this book into the class in a fun and easy way.
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Read information about the authorJames 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 diligently studied the viola, and eventually won a scholarship to the New England Conservatory in Boston." He entered the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but injured his hand, ending his music career. He returned to Texas, where he attended San Antonio College, and later transferred to Southern Connecticut State University where he received degrees in French and history.
It is said that he discovered his vocation on a 1971 summer afternoon, lying on a hammock drawing. His mother was watching Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and the main characters, George and Martha, ultimately became characters in one of his children's books. Marshall continued as a children's author until his untimely death in 1992 of a brain tumor. In 1998, George and Martha became the basis of an eponymous animated children's television show.
In addition to George and Martha, the lovable hippopotami, James Marshall created dozens of other uniquely appealing characters. He is well-known for his Fox series (which he wrote as "Edward Marshall"), as well as the Miss Nelson books, the Stupids, the Cut-ups, and many more. James Marshall had the uncanny ability to elicit wild delight from readers with relatively little text and simple drawings. With only two minute dots for eyes, his illustrated characters are able to express a wide range of emotion, and produce howls of laughter from both children and adults.
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