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Mattie Hardcover – May, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard; 1st edition (May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688097308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688097301
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,735,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Kirkus Reviews

During Valentine's week, second-grader Mattie exchanges an amusing series of gifts with a ``secret friend''--dreaded class rowdy Jeb--who is also her secret admirer; during spring vacation, she peddles pesky little brother Emmett, finds a taker- -and promptly realizes that she misses him; and, in a summer episode that links the other two, she and Jeb build a treehouse and give Emmett a disastrous haircut. There's not much subtlety here, either in the events or in Lehman's bold, cartoony b&w art, but the narrative is brisk and appealing, the plotting reasonably deft, the feelings genuinely childlike. A satisfactory early chapter book for kids not quite ready for the Haywoods. (Fiction. 6-8) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

More About the Author

Born and raised in Minnesota as an only child, Marsha Wilson Chall amused herself in daydream and now sets those dreams in the storyscapes of lakes, woods, prairie, and beyond (even France). She hopes her books invite the reader to explore new destinations, both outward and inward.

Chall has published a children's chapter book and many picture books, including PICK A PUP, ONE PUP'S UP, UP NORTH AT THE CABIN, and BONAPARTE. Her books have received numerous awards: an International Reading Association Teacher's Choice Award, American Booksellers Pick of the Lists, Parents Choice, NAPPA Gold Award, and Smithsonian Notable recognition.

When she's not writing or sharing her love of good books at schools or conferences, she enjoys teaching in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University. She has two grown children and lives on a small farm west of Minneapolis with her husband, dog, and barn cats.



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