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Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days

Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days

Illustrated by: Suçie Stevenson
  • reading group guide
It's snowing!
That means there are
snow spies in the neighborhood,
Christmas cookies in the oven,
and hours of fun ahead
for a boy and his dog.
So get ready to enjoy
winter with
easy-to-read favorites
Henry and Mudge
as they share
the warmth and excitement of
the merriest of days,
the sparkle days.
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  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 48 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689810183 | 
  • October 1996 | 
  • Lexile 560L
List Price $18.99

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The Henry and Mudge Series
By Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Suçie Stevenson

About This Series

“Bravo Henry and Mudge,” cheers School Library Journal. “May they go on forever.” The Horn Book joins the chorus: “These books are lively, reassuring, and comical – just right for newly independent readers, with cartoon-style illustrations that gallop, skip, and splash right along with the text.”

Henry and his endearing dog Mudge have been beguiling beginning readers ever since their first adventure was published in 1987. Twenty-eight titles are now available in the Ready-to-Read line, each an engaging launch for lively classroom discussions, intriguing projects, and a lifelong love of reading.

Cynthia Rylant is the award-winning author of many wonderful books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning Missing May, the Newbery Honor book A Fine White Dust, and the Caldecott Honor books When I Was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came.

Suçie Stevenson is the illustrator of the Henry and Mudge series. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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1.Henry and Mudge, the very first book in the series, is all about how the two friends found each other. Why did Henry need Mudge? Why did Mu see more

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Cynthia Rylant
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Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylantis 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.

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