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Title:
Henry and Mudge and the tall tree house : the twenty-first book of their adventures
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Henry is excited when his Uncle Jake builds him a tree house but worries that his dog Mudge will not be able to enjoy it with him.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
290 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 63722.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.2 1 Quiz: 32464 Guided reading level: J.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689811739

9780689834455
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Uncle Jake has a big surprise
for Henry and Henry's big
dog, Mudge. He's going to
build them a tree house!

At first Henry is all excited.
But then he remembers.
Mudge does not know how
to climb a tree.

How will Henry and Mudge
share a tree house if Mudge
can't climb?


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

K^-Gr. 2. Rylant's twenty-first Ready-to-Read book about Henry and his beloved dog, Mudge, continues the tradition of a warm family pet story told in clear, lovely words from the child's viewpoint. Uncle Jake comes for a visit. He is big and "burly" and friendly, a lot like Mudge. In fact, Henry and Mudge like him a lot, and he builds Henry an exciting tree house. There's only one trouble: Mudge can't climb the tree, and Henry feels lonely up there without his soul mate. The resolution is fun, and so is Henry's conflict between adventure and loyalty and love. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations aren't by Sucie Stevenson this time, but series fans won't notice much difference in the bright, active pictures that show Henry's physical connection with his big, slobbery, protective, needy friend. A Junior Library Guild selection. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-When Uncle Jake builds Henry a beautiful tree house, there is a big problem-Mudge cannot climb trees. Unwilling to hurt his uncle's feelings, the boy tries staying in the structure for short periods, then getting down to be with his dog. When the grown-ups notice what is going on, they come up with the perfect solution-the tree house is rebuilt in Henry's bedroom so boy and dog can enjoy it together. The family dynamics are sensitive, warm, and funny. Pen-and-ink and watercolor art illustrates the action, and the final spread on which the tree house is next to Henry's bed is just unexpected enough to elicit giggles. A welcome addition to a deservedly popular series.-Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Uncle Jake
The Tree House
Forgot Something
Very Happy