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LaRue across America: Postcards from the Vacation

LaRue across America: Postcards from the Vacation

Series: LaRue
by Mark Teague Illustrated by Mark Teague

Bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator Mark Teague makes readers laugh aloud when LaRue goes on vacation with Mrs. Hibbins's cats! Ike's plans for a peaceful cruise with Mrs. LaRue are thwarted when their neighbor, Mrs. Hibbins, falls suddenly ill from heat stroke. Mrs. LaRue suggests that she and Ike care for her cats while Mrs. Hibbins is in the hospital, inviting them along on the cruise. But cats aren't allowed, and Mrs. LaRue decides to take them all on a week's vacation of road-tripping.

Ike begs and begs for bus fare in his letters to Mrs. Hibbins, but why does she not respond? As they drive farther and farther from the coast, his wistful dreams of a cruise fade into desperation over the desert horizon. Ike complains he is low on bones, and Mrs. LaRue is almost out of patience. It now seems that nothing short of an empty gas tank can bring this horror show of a road trip to a halting stop. But then what?

Join Mark Teague on this wonderful romp of a road trip across America's immediately recognizable tourist destinations. Teague masterfully drives us to the story's very satisfying ending through his hilarious text and slyly smart paintings. We are left with one profound question: Can cats and dogs really be friends?!

Ages
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
AD900L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
P
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Mark Teague Mark Teague's numerous awards and honors include both the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal, and his titles regularly appear on the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Publishers Weekly.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Mark Teague Mark Teague's numerous awards and honors include both the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal, and his titles regularly appear on the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

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