The Pup Grew Up
This lively rhyme tells the story of a lady who gets on a train with a pan, a divan, a basin, a box with three locks, a valise, and a Pekingese–and who gets off the train with everything and a great big Great Dane. Somewhere along the line, her pup grew up.
Parents’ Choice Honor Awards for Illustration and Text.
About the author
Samuel Marshak was born in 1887. His start in literary life he owed largely to Maxim Gorky, in the circle of whose family he spent part of his youth. He first appeared in print in 1907, with lyrics of his own and translations of foreign poets.
Marshak has been most prolific in the field of juvenile literature. He inculcates respect for the man who knows his job, respect for creative work.
Marshak also wrote several plays based on Russian fairy tales and designed for the juvenile stage, including Twelve Months, for which he won the Stalin Prize in 1946.