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Old Mother Hubbard and Her Wonderful Dog

Written & illustrated by James Marshall
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32
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Publisher Summary

Caldecott Honor winner James Marshall tops himself

Old Mother Hubbard Went to the Cupboard, To fetch her poor dog a bone; But when she came there The cupboard was bare And so the poor dog had none.

And so it goes, as Old Mother Hubbard visits the baker, the undertaker, the butcher, the fishmonger, the tavern, the fruit stand, the tailor, the hatter, the barber, the cobbler, the seamstress, and the hosier, always hoping to find a little something that will please her wonderful dog. These two familiars from the traditional nursery rhyme seem to have a far more rewarding and amusing relationship than we ever imagined, at least as portrayed in James Marshall’s lavishly inventive illustrations. Long recognized as an incomparable master of the picture-book form, this time Marshall outdoes himself in sheer inspiration and brio.

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Themes:
dogs
Categories:
poetry

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Who Wrote Old Mother Hubbard and Her Wonderful Dog

author & illustrator
James Marshall

James Marshall (1942-1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children’s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master’s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life’s work as one of the finest creators of children’s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780374356217
Publication Date:
May 1, 1991

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