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Marsha Wilson Chall

Biography

Marsha Wilson Chall

Marsha Wilson Chall grew up an only child in Minnesota, where her father told her the best stories. The author of many picture books, including UP NORTH AT THE CABIN ONE PUP'S UP and PICK UP A PUP Marsha teaches writing at Hamline University's MFAC program in St. Paul, Minnesota. She lives on a small farm west of Minneapolis with her husband, dog and barn cats.

Alison Friend was on vacation one year, making jams and chutneys with her husband, when they discovered a recipe for "Figgy Mustardo." The chutney was good, but Alison thought the name was better suited for a feisty little dog. That's how Figgy came to be! Alison is also the author and illustrator of Freddy & Frito and the Clubhouse Rules, which Kirkus Reviews called "a playful, lighthearted lesson about peacekeeping and place-keeping." She lives with her family in the Lake District in England.

Marsha Wilson Chall

Books by Marsha Wilson Chall

by Marsha Wilson Chall and Alison Friend - Animals , Children's 4-8, Picture

Figgy loves his family, especially George, but dogs can’t go everywhere little boys go, so Figgy stays home and waits. But waiting is hard! When he can’t wait any longer, Figgy falls asleep and in his dreams becomes...a rock star, a pizza chef and a champion speed racer! Inspired by his dreamy adventures, Figgy dreams up some adventures of his own and gets the whole neighborhood rockin’ and rollin’, until one day the Mustardos bring home a surprise that could make waiting a whole lot easier, and his adventures double the fun.