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Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.25 (inches)
Series: Martha Speaks
Wagstaff City is in trouble, and it’s time for Martha to break out her doggie detective skills in this full-color, two-part Martha Speaks chapter book. First, she becomes a patrol dog for a day and exposes some smugglers of infested rutabagas that could destroy the city’s crops. Then, Martha joins Helen to sniff out a thief’s identity in a rash of robberies. It’s all tail-waggingly exciting…even the activities section and glossary of fun new vocabulary!
For more Martha antics, visit www.marthathetalkingdog.com.
Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for Good Stones (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Martha Speaks, which was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
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