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Arthur lost and found
Brown, Marc Tolon.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston, MA : National Braille Press, Inc, [1998]

Physical Description:
55 unnumbered pages of print and braille : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
When Arthur and Buster try to take the bus to Arthur's swimming lesson, they fall asleep and end up in a strange part of town.
General Note:
Text in Braille and English.

Reprint. Originally published : Boston : by Little, Brown and Company, 1998.
Reading Level:
370 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 34903.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.8 2 Quiz: 15475 Guided reading level: K.
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PRINT BRAILLE PIC BK Print Braille Central Closed Stacks

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When Arthur and Buster take the bus downtown together for the first time, they fall asleep, miss their stop, and wind up on the other side of town. Will Arthur and Buster be able to put their heads together and find their way home? Full-color illustrations.

Author Notes

Author and illustrator, Marc Brown was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1946. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. After college, he worked numerous odd jobs before he began his career.

He is most renown for creating the Arthur series. The idea for Arthur, the aardvark came one night while telling his son a bedtime story. The first title in the series was "Arthur's Nose" written in 1976. Since then, Brown has written over thirty books in the Arthur Adventure series. D. W., Arthur's sister was another character created by Brown. In addition to writing, Brown also developed the Arthur television series on PBS.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Another in the popular Arthur Adventure series, this book may already be familiar to Arthur fans, since it is adapted from a teleplay originally written for the Arthur television series on PBS. Here, Brown adapts that episode back into book format and changes it slightly. Arthur now finds himself lost on the other side of town, not by himself, but with his friend Buster along for moral support. As usual, Brown uses the right mix of humor, fun, caution, and sensitivity that makes Arthur & Co. so appealing. --Kathy Broderick

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-To get to his swimming lesson, Arthur must take the bus on his own for the first time. His pal Buster comes along for moral support. The unknown is scary and their resolve is shaken by some urban-legendary gossip: "I heard about his guy who got on the bus, and it just kept going and going and going." Nevertheless, Arthur and Buster pluck up their courage and take the trip. Trouble ensues when they fall asleep, miss their stop, and become lost in a strange part of town. Although he is frightened, Arthur knows just what to do. Looking for a phone booth leads the boys to a diner where they calm their nerves with "six chocolate winkies and two cans of strawberry soda." Finding the telephone broken and having spent all their money on snacks, Arthur once again demonstrates his resourcefulness by pleading their case to the bus driver. He not only lets them on, but also calls their parents and chauffeurs them right to Arthur's front door. Brown's trademark watercolor-and-ink cartoons are full of witty details, inviting readers into this aardvark's world. Another pleaser, this time one that speaks of self-reliance and safety.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.