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Stories from the original George and Martha: Rise and Shine—now in Green Light Reader editions. Great friends aren’t hard to find—they’re right here! With original art and text from James Marshall’s storybooks and themes that will resonate with beginning readers, these deeply humorous, deeply honest stories are sure to inspire a love of books and reading. George and Martha: Rise and Shine contains the classic stories "The Fibber," "The Experiment," and "The Picnic." Includes fun and educational activities.
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.