Item description for Arthur's Mystery Envelope: A Mark Brown Arthur Chapter Book #1 (Arthur Chapter Books) by Marc Brown...
Overview When the principal asks Arthur to take home a large envelope marked confidential, Arthur and his friends try to guess what is inside, worrying that it could be about summer school
Publishers Description Arthur's Mystery Envelope It looks like trouble when the principal asks Arthur to take home a large envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL. His friends try to guess what's inside. It might just be information on...summer school Will Arthur face the consequences or pretend to lose the envelope? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, this mysterious adventure will surely be a hit among Arthur fans.
Citations And Professional Reviews Arthur's Mystery Envelope: A Mark Brown Arthur Chapter Book #1 (Arthur Chapter Books) by Marc Brown has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 06/01/1998
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998
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Studio: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.65" Width: 5.25" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1998
Publisher Little, Brown Young Readers
ISBN 0316115479 ISBN13 9780316115476 UPC 719122004253
Availability 69 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 11:28.
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More About Marc Brown
Marc Brown is best known as the author and illustrator who created the beloved aardvark Arthur. This popular character was born one night over twenty years ago, when Brown was telling his oldest son, Tolon, a bedtime story. Most of the stories he told were about animals, but that night the story just happened to be about an aardvark. Brown has written and illustrated more than fifty Arthur and D.W. (Arthur's little sister) books since then. He has also illustrated twelve other books with his wife--author, illustrator, and psychologist Laurie Krasny Brown. As a child, Marc Brown's passion for drawing was encouraged by his grandmother Thora, who saved his artwork in the bottom drawer of her bureau. -I knew it must be special, - recalls Brown, -because she didn't save many things.- His grandmother later provided an education fund that helped Brown pay for art school. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1964 to 1969. Grandma Thora is just one person in Marc Brown's life who has afforded the inspiration for one of his characters. Many other characters are based on children he knew while he was growing up and going to school in Mill Creek, Pennsylvania. His sisters--Bonnie, Colleen, and Kimberly--have all served as models for his characters D.W. and Francine. Brown patterned Buster after Terry Johnson, his best friend in elementary school, while Mr. Ratburn is based on -the meanest algebra teacher ever.- Brown was born in 1946 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Before he created the Arthur series, he worked at a variety of jobs, including stints as a truck driver, short-order cook, college professor, soda jerk, actor, chicken farmer, and television art director. Now, in addition to developing the Arthur television series on PBS, Brown continues to create new books both for Random House Children's Publishing and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Marc Brown lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Martha's Vineyard with Laurie and their young daughter, Eliza. He also has two grown sons, Tolon and Tucker. Brown looks to his three children for inspiration and story ideas. He also gets many suggestions from children he meets in schools, libraries, and bookstores around the country. -The most interesting--and the funniest--things, - Brown says, -happen in real life.-
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Reviews - What do customers think about Arthur's Mystery Envelope: A Mark Brown Arthur Chapter Book #1 (Arthur Chapter Books)?
Arthur chapter book #1 - Good but has creepy parts Feb 14, 2006
Hello. You can call me StoryMaker. I read Arthur's Mystery Envelope (Arthur chapter book #1) because I just had to know what was in the envelope. It really shocked me. This was a fun book to read. I think the reading level is just right for me - the text is easy to understand and I am old enough for longish chapter books. This book is long but not too long - a very nice reading level. In this book, Arthur is sent to the principal's office and is given an envelope that he is supposed to bring to his mom. What could the message inside be? He thinks it might be about having school in the summer. His friends give him different kinds of advice. What's inside? Read to find out the surprising answer. Something I don't like is that Arthur's day dream when he's doing homework and Arthur's dream at night are creepy. Not exactly scary, but weird and creepy. Also, when Arthur was doing his homework and he got "Think of a word that rhymes with 'hope' and 'rope'" I thought that he was mad because it was too easy but then after a while I realized "envelope" was why Arthur was mad. That homework still is far too easy for a kid his age. Still, the overall rating remains 4 stars because of the great story. Overall: At least see what it's like at the library and see if you like the reading level. (I'd call it grades 2-4 or something near that.) Signed, StoryMaker. "Gotta trust the kid's review!"
Is Arthur in trouble? Nov 3, 2005
I love reading children's books, even though I am not a child anymore. Arthur has always been one of my favorite TV shows. Therefore I decided to read one of the books based on it. I was very much impressed as to how good the story was, and in par with the TV show.
The story starts off with Arthur and his friends, enjoying their time in school, when an announcement is made for Arthur to come to the Principal's office. Arthur is very nervous, because nobody gets called to the principal's office unless they are in trouble, and Arthur doesn't even remember what he did. When he goes to see Mr. Haney (The Principal), he gives Arthur a sealed envelope with the words `private' and `confidential' stamped on it, and tells Arthur to give it to his mother. Arthur is now scared, and starts wondering as to whether he should give the envelope to his mother or not. The book continues with Arthur's friends giving him advice on what he should do with the envelope, and in the end, revealing what the envelope actually contains and whether Arthur gives it to his mother or not.
This is a great book for young children, as it provides a very good moral that you should face your troubles, not hide or run from it. Even adults will find the book humorous at times, when reading this story to their children. I would recommend this book to anyone having children, as it will be a good way to spend time with your kids by reading this story with them. Even if you don't have children, you will enjoy reading this book if you like the TV show.
Mystery Apr 4, 2002
Arthur gets called down the principal's office one day and the principal gives him a large envelope to give to his mother when he gets home. However, because Arthur does not want to get in trouble he does not give his mom the letter until much later that night. All day long Arthur and his friends try to come up with creative ways for Arthur to loss the envelope. I like this book because it teaches the child a lesson, by using ordinary everyday occurrences. I also enjoyed the creative ways the characters made up of how Arthur could loss the envelope. In the end Arthur learns that even if he might be in trouble, his parents can't help him if they do not know what is wrong.
A teriffic book to the beginning of the series Dec 10, 2001
This book has a teriffic, funny storyline. If kids read the books in numerical order, this one is sure to get them inspired into reading Arthur. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Good mystery Dec 8, 2001
I really liked this book because I didn't know what was going to happen until the end. I really thought that Arthur was in trouble. It's a good mystery and you have to read it to find out what it's about. I'm not going to tell you.