The Most Fun (Barkus #3)

by Patricia MacLachlan (Author) Marc Boutavant (Illustrator)

The Most Fun (Barkus #3)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Barkus

Barkus is back in this third installment of the warm and funny early chapter book series from the Newbery Medal-winning author, Patricia MacLachlan. The lovable dog Barkus and his lucky young owner romp through the pages of this colorful and heartwarming book that's just right for emerging readers and fans of series like Henry and Mudge and Juana and Lucas.

PERFECT FOR NEW READERS: The simple text and engaging pictures are just right for readers ready to take their first steps toward reading on their own.

CRITCALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES: The New York Times said, The charm is infectious. and The Horn Book proclaimed, Fans will be begging for more.

BUDDY BOOKS ARE PERENNIAL: Friendships are an integral part of every child's life. Barkus and his owner have lots of adventures together, but they also care about each other's feelings and they love one another unconditionally.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Patricia MacLachlan has written dozens of books which have received many awards including the prestigious Newbery Medal. From picture books to chapter books to novels, her characters always linger in the minds of readers long after the books are closed.

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST: Marc Boutavant is a star illustrator in France and has a rising profile throughout the world. Perfect for: parents and grandparents, educators, librarians

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Review quotes

"A top pick for chapter book collections."-School Library Journal, starred review
Patricia MacLachlan
Patricia MacLachlan (1938-2022) was the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb's Story; Edward's Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; Fly Away; and Snow Horses. She lived in western Massachusetts.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Chronicle Books
Publication date
September 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV039090 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | New Experience
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
Library of Congress categories
Family life

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