Martha Calling by Susan Meddaugh

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Martha's back and this time she's talking up a storm on the telephone! When she wins a free weekend for her and her family at the Come-On-Inn, the trouble really begins.

 

About Susan Meddaugh

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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.
 
Published November 12, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Martha, a dog, takes command of the human language after eating a bowl of alphabet soup.

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The second book about Martha the talking dog is unsurprising but amusing, said PW. Kids are sure to be drawn in once again by Meddaugh's witty and unaffected cartooning. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)

Aug 26 1996 | Read Full Review of Martha Calling

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The second book about Martha the talking dog is unsurprising but amusing, said PW. Kids are sure to be drawn in once again by Meddaugh's witty and unaffected cartooning. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)

Aug 26 1996 | Read Full Review of Martha Calling

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As fans of Meddaugh's Martha Speaks know, this brainy canine-after chowing down on alphabet soup-can chatter away like any human. This sequel helpfully reiterates the soup secret (``The letters went u

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With the arrival of Martha, Lassie had best look to her canine laurels.

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In Meddaugh's sixth Martha episode, the talking dog turns Nancy Drew to foil a crooked dog trainer and his craven accomplice.

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Bob's bearded owner is ""just as ferocious,"" berating his pet with the words, ""Bad dog Bob!

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While Meddaugh's Martha Calling essentially reprised the hilarious Martha Speaks, this third volume teaches the talking dog new tricks.

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The second book about Martha the talking dog is ""unsurprising but amusing,"" said PW.

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