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The third book in the much-loved Mr. Magee series
A snowy adventure with Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee: One winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. But what begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! How will Dee and Magee find their way out of this snowy situation?
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee is another fun-filled adventure for Magee fans old and new.
• Filled with charming, vibrant illustrations and playful, rhyming text
• Chris Van Dusen is the author and illustrator of
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
Fans of the Mr. Magee series and Chris Van Dusen's If I Built a House and If I Built a Car will love this winter adventure with Mr. Magee.
A lesson on overcoming obstacles with an easy to follow storyline, fun illustrations, and likable characters.
• A fun read-aloud for families and elementary story time
• Books for kids ages 4-8
• Books for early and emergent readers
From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2—In his third outing, hapless Mr. Magee and his dog take up skiing. They decide to do a practice run close to home on a "great little hill with a view of the bay." As soon as he takes off, Mr. Magee realizes he doesn't know how to steer or stop. They are heading toward a very large moose who is too stunned to obey the polite request to step aside. Man and dog both duck and slide under the animal and between his legs. The skis snag on a log and man and dog upend over a ravine. Their skis form a bridge across the ravine and the moose uses this opportunity to get to the other side. His weight makes the skis sag and when he leaps off, they spring and flip Mr. Magee again, landing him on solid ground. He and his dog decide that skiing lessons are necessary and return home. The gouache illustrations are clean, crisp, and colorful. Various shades of blue, green, and purple nicely show the chill of the winter day. The rhyming text, with occasional bolded words, scans easily. Fans of Mr. Magee will feel at home with this one.—
Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI
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"...make[s] a charming and amusing wintertime read-aloud for the primary set."--Library Media Connection, starred review
"Fans of Mr. Magee will feel at home with this one."--School Library Journal
About the Author
Chris Van Dusen has created illustrations that have been published in magazines and books and printed on T-shirts and greeting cards. He lives in Maine with his wife, two sons, and, naturally, a dog.