The Stupids Die

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 29, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
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The Stupid family thinks they are dead when the lights go out. "Excellent pacing, concise, witty prose, and artwork perfectly suited to the text." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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User Review  - jakdomin - LibraryThing

First of all, the little world presented by Allard and James would make any child want to read this. It is interesting to find what is wrong with each page according to the text and its “matching ... Read full review

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A hilarious story about a family named the Stupids who seem to complicate and confuse everything that they do. In this story when they fall asleep they think they have died! This is a great story for ... Read full review

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About the author (1985)

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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