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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. While Henry's parents are at a Sweetheart Dance on Valentine's Day, he and his dog Mudge have a wonderful time staying at Mrs. Hopper's house, where they enjoy tea and music and dressing up in various costumes.
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Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.From Booklist:
K-Gr. 2. Rylant continues her winning, 15-year-old Ready-to-Read series about a boy and his adored mutt, Mudge, with a Valentine's Day story. Henry's parents are off to a Sweetheart's Dance, and Henry is off to Mrs. Hopper, the baby-sitter. Henry is reluctant at first; he likes Mrs. Hopper, but her house, with its dark stone and "droopy trees," is scary. Luckily, Henry has enormous, happy-go-lucky Mudge, and once inside the Hopper home, Henry finds a real treat. Mrs. Hopper's father was an actor, and her house is filled with music and costumes--all the makings for an evening of fun. As usual, Rylant tells her warm story in clear, even language, introducing interesting words, such as gargoyle, that new readers will relish. As in Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House [BKL Ja 1 & 15 03], the cheery, colorful illustrations are by Bracken, who nicely continues the style set by the series' longtime artist, Sucie Stevenson. Gillian Engberg
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Book Description Turtleback, 2004. School & Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110613903765
Book Description Turtleback, 2004. School & Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0613903765