Martha Speaks (book)

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This article is about the book. For the TV series, see Martha Speaks (TV series).
Martha Speaks
Author Susan Meddaugh
Country United States
Language English
Series Martha Speaks
Genre Juvenile fiction
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date
September, 1992[1]
Media type Paper
Pages 35 pp
Followed by Martha and Skits

Martha Speaks is an illustrated children's story written by Susan Meddaugh. It is the first in a series of six books featuring the title character Martha.


The book features a ten-year-old girl named Helen Finney, who fed her golden retriever dog Martha some alphabet soup and something very mysterious occurred. The soup went to Martha's brain, instead of her stomach. When the letters got into her throat, they lost their way, so they traveled to her brain instead. This gave Martha the ability to speak.


  1. ^ "Barnes & Noble - Used Book Search Results - Martha Speaks -- Susan Meddaugh - Hardcover". Retrieved 2009-08-05.