Marty McGuire #3: Marty McGuire has Too Many Pets! by Kate MessnerMarty McGuire #3: Marty McGuire has Too Many Pets! by Kate Messner

Marty McGuire #3: Marty McGuire has Too Many Pets!

byKate MessnerIllustratorBrian Floca

Paperback | April 28, 2015

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The next installment in a fresh, funny, and accessible chapter book series about an irrepressible third grader named Marty McGuire.

After visiting a sanctuary for retired lab chimpanzees, Marty wants to follow in the footsteps of her idol Jane Goodall and help with their care. But "adopting a chimp" is expensive, so Marty and her pals hatch a plan to raise money by holding a talent show at school and opening a pet-sitting business in Marty's basement. While they're juggling a lazy boa constrictor, an anxious hamster, a cranky hedgehog, three hyperactive goldfish, and a potty-mouthed parrot, some of the pets get loose, and chaos ensues!

KATE MESSNER is the author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers; Capture the Flag, an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner; Hide and Seek, and Manhunt. Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family. Visit her online at www.katemessner.com. BRIAN FLOCA is the author and illustrator...
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Title:Marty McGuire #3: Marty McGuire has Too Many Pets!Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.57 × 5.28 × 0.37 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545535603

ISBN - 13:9780545535601

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for the MARTY MCGUIRE series:* "A quick, amusing read . . . a perfect match for its young intended audience." --KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review"Messner makes the most of Marty's story with a nicely differentiated cast of empathetic characters and plenty of dramatic range. The line-and-gray-wash illustrations by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Floca capture moments of anxiety, despair, and happiness with equal grace." --BOOKLIST"The standout here, however, is Marty herself, whose spirit and confidence carry . . . the novel. While the book is clearly targeted at early chapter-book readers, the spirited dialogue and hilarious descriptions make this a fine read-aloud candidate as well." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS