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Stuart's Cape

Stuart's Cape

by Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Martin Matje

Stuart's got problems. It's raining. He's bored. And worst of all, he's new in town, so he's got a lot to worry about. But what does a kid like Stuart need in order to have an adventure...and to stop worrying? A cape, of course!

Sara Pennypacker's story captures the daily dilemmas that every child must face. Her words are perfectly complimented by illustrator Martin Matje's combination of weirdness and wit.

7, 8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 4
Book Type
Early Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Sara Pennypacker Sara Pennypacker is the author of Clementine, The Talented Clementine, and Clementine's Letter, illustrated by Marla Frazee; Stuart's Cape and Stuart Goes to School, both illustrated by Martin Matje; and Sparrow Girl, illustrated by Yoko Tanaka.
Martin Matje

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