Marty McGuire Digs Worms! (Paperback)

By Kate Messner, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
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A funny, accessible chapter-book series about an irrepressible third grader.

Marty McGuire's third-grade class has a special assignment: Save the Earth! Even more exciting, the best project wins a special award. Marty's pretty sure her classmates' ideas won't stand a chance against her plan to turn the garbage from the school cafeteria into fertilizer. All she needs is a little help from her teammate and best friend, Annie--and the worms in her grandma's garden.

But it turns out that worms are awfully SLOW eaters. And when the critters escape, the whole class starts grumbling. Can Marty save the Earth without losing her friends?

About the Author

Kate Messner is the author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. She teaches junior high in New York, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of "Locomotive", winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal; "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11", a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; "Lightship", also a Sibert Honor Book; and "Racecar Alphabet", an ALA Notable Children s Book. He has illustrated Avi s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan s "Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring", a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at

Praise For…


"Messner gets all the details of third grade right [and] Floca's black-and-white sketches are filled with movement and emotion...Believable and endearing characters in a realistic elementary-school setting will be just the thing for fans of Clementine and Ramona."


Product Details
ISBN: 9780545142472
ISBN-10: 0545142474
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 2012
Pages: 161
Language: English
Series: Marty McGuire (Paperback)