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The Three Little Pigs (Reading Railroad Books) [Paperback]

By James Marshall (Author) & James Marshall (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Three Little Pigs (Reading Railroad Books) by James Marshall...

The creator of the Caldecott Honor Book, Goldilocks and the Three Bears returns to give life to another classic fairytale, with his funny new dialogue and exuberant, cartoonlike illustrations. Original.

Publishers Description
Think you know the story of the three little pigs? Not until you've read James Marshall's tongue-in-cheek rendition Marshall breathes fresh new life into this old stand-by -- incorporating spicy new dialogue and fun, cartoon-like illustrations while still remaining true to the original tale of three porcine brothers and one huffing-and-puffing wolf. This is a real treat for children and adults alike.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 8.02" Height: 0.13"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 23, 2000
Publisher   Grosset & Dunlap
Age  4-8
ISBN  0448422883  
ISBN13  9780448422886  
UPC  070918003493  

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More About James Marshall

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! James Marshall was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up sixteen miles outside of the town on the family farm. His father, who worked for the railroad, had his own dance band in the thirties and appeared on the radio. His mother, also musical, sang in the church choir. So it wasn't surprising when Jim considered playing the viola for a career and received a scholarshipto attend the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. But during an airplane trip he was jerked out of his seat and injured his hand, and that was the end of his musical career.

He returned to San Antonio College and later Trinity, where he studied French under Harry Allard, his future collaborator. After moving East, Jim graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in history and French. The French major somehow wound up trying to teach Spanish in a Catholic school in Boston. Before long he was looking for a new profession.

On a fateful summer afternoon in 1971 James Marshall lay on his hammock drawing pictures. His mother was inside the house watching Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf on TV. The strident voices of the movie's protagonists, George and Martha, split the quiet air, and as the sketches began to take shape, history was made ... and James Marshall never had to look for another profession.

And so, with" tongue-in cheek" Jim Marshall began his career and became one of the most prolific and successful author/illustrators of children's books. He is best known for his series on the mischievous exploits of Fox, a debonair, lazy showoff; the uproarious adventures of the two Cut-Ups, Spud and Joe; George and Martha; and the misadventures of the Stupidfamily.

The Washington Post said in a recent review of his work, "There are few better writers and illustrators for children now than Marshall. Certainly there is no one else working today who more successfully captures the child's point of view than does the creator of George and Martha and the Stupids." The New York Times said about the Fox books: "The miracle of Mr.Marshall's work is that so often his stories are as profound as they are simple." He illustrated new versions of many children's classics, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, for which he received a Caldecott Honor, Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel.

In an interview with Texas Monthly, Jim Marshall said about his work: "People have very oddideas of what a children's writer should be like. Children always expect me to look like a hippopotamus and adults assume that by nature I have to be a little off the wall."

James Marshall died in October of 1992. He divided his time between an apartment in the Chelsea district of New York and his home in Mansfield Hollow Connecticut.

copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

James Marshall was born in 1942 and died in 1992.

James Marshall has published or released items in the following series...
  1. George & Martha
  2. George & Martha Early Reader (Library)
  3. George & Martha Early Readers (Green Light Readers Quality)
  4. George and Martha
  5. Penguin Young Readers: Level 3
  6. Picture Puffin Books
  7. Picture Puffins
  8. Puffin Easy-To-Read
  9. Puffin Pied Piper
  10. Read-Along
  11. Read-Along Book and CD Favorite
  12. Read-Along Books
  13. Reading Railroad Books
  14. Sandpiper Book
  15. Stupids

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( M ) > Marshall, James
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
5Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3

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Excellent version of a classic story  Apr 18, 2008
This version of The Three Little Pigs is witty, engaging, and easy for younger listeners to follow. The illustrations are also fantastic; fans of James Marshall will not be disappointed. The only flaw to this book, in my mind, is the font. The font is fine for adult readers, but for novice readers just learning how to negotiate books on their own, it is a little distracting and unclear.
every child should read a least one book about the 3 pigs  Apr 26, 2002
My 2.5 year old loves this book. Now he asks everyone what their house is made of.
As fabulous as the others  Oct 24, 1999
I just couldn't bear to let a middle school kid give this book an "average customer review" of one star. This book is a side-splitter. Absolutely hysterical. My children were rolling on the floor. Also get Marshall's "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Red Riding Hood" for a set of some of the best retellings ever. Marshall's wry sense of humor makes him a favorite in our home school.

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