The Stupids Take Off

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
To avoid a visit from boring Uncle Carbunkle, the Stupids take off in the family plane but end up meeting even more stupid relatives in their zany travels. Full-color illustrations.

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User Review  - baachan - LibraryThing

This is not the Stupids as I remember them! The Stupids books that I remember reading as a child had some semblance of plot! The Stupids Take Off has a loose plot, at best. After receiving a telegram ... Read full review

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User Review  - GeniusBabies - LibraryThing

A very dissappointing book of a bunch of one page gags that aren't very funny. The Stupids go to visit each of their family members, who each have a pun or two waiting for the family. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Harry Allard is the author of many hilarious books for children, including several Miss Nelson and Stupid Family titles, all illustrated by James Marshall.
James Marshall (1942a 1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children's books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master's degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life's work as one of thefinest creators of children's books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

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