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Henry & Mudge under the yellow moon
Rylant, Cynthia.
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Publication Information:
[Pine Plains, N.Y.] : Live Oak Media, [1998]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (approximately 23 min.): analog + 1 book (48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.).
Henry and his big dog Mudge have many adventures together - walking in the woods in fall and admiring the colors, listening to Halloween tales, and having a Thanksgiving guest, Aunt Sally.
General Note:
Accompanying book illustrated by Suçie Stevenson.
Reading Level:
380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 10522.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 05153 Guided reading level: J.
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Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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Henry and his dog Mudge have some Halloween fun in this fourth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.

Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And when Halloween rolls around, they share jack-o'-lanterns and ghost stories with Aunt Sally.

Author Notes

Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University.

Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature.

She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award.

She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Young Henry and his huge, affectionate dog enjoy fall leaves, shiver through Mother's Halloween stories, and learn to appreciate Aunt Sally's annual Thanksgiving visit. (D 1 87)

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3 Henry and Mudge are back in three easy-to-read stories that cele brate the fall season. In each, the spe cial friendship between this small boy and his enormous dog shines through in both the simple text and in the energetic watercolors in warm autumnal colors. In the first story, Henry and Mudge ex plore the woods while Rylant notes the similarities and differences between the boy and the dog (``Henry's ears turned red and Mudge's ears turned inside out''). A Halloween story addresses children's fears. The humor of this one comes from discovering that lumbering Mudge is the most frightened of all. The final story, set at Thanksgiving, shows Henry beginning to accept a previously disliked relative. All three are on target in their humor and in the way that they speak directly to the concerns of chil dren. In any season, young readers are sure to enjoy the time they spend with Henry and Mudge. David Gale, ``School Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.