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Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher's House

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Publisher Comments:

Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all....

B&W illustrations.

Review:

"The latest easy chapter book about Marvin starts off with the usual hilarious comedy....However, readers will relate to the tension and reversal in the story. They'll recognize Marvin's feelings, both the humor of having to confront your teacher as a person and the sorrow at the death of a beloved pet." Hazel Rochman, Booklist

Review:

"Elementary school children will identify with Marvin and his dilemma." Dr. Judy Rowen, Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all....This title will lure the most reluctant readers, who will be as glad to make Marvin's acquaintance as his old fans will be to greet a new adventure.--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.

About the Author

*Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York, moved to Southern California when he was nine, and now lives in Austin, Texas.

*Louis's first book for children, Sideways Stories from Wayside School was accepted for publication during his first week of law school.  Although Louis graduated and passed the bar exam, he opted to be a full-time writer for children rather than a lawyer.

*Louis met his wife, Carla, when he was a visiting author at a school in Texas.  She was a counselor at the same school.  They have a daughter, Sherre.

*Louis likes to play chess, cards, ski, play the guitar (and sing loudly), but mostly he likes spending time with Carla and Sherre.  

Table of Contents

1. Teacher's Pet 1
2. The Key 6
3. Mature and Responsible 15
4. The Substitute 22
5. Nothing In — Nothing Out 30
6. Some Dog Food Is Eaten 39
7. Liver 44
8. Where's Waldo? 52
9. Do Something! 56
10. Ma 61
11. Waiting 67
12. I'm Sorry 76

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679919490
Illustrated by:
Sullivan, Barbara
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Sullivan, Barbara
Author:
Sullivan, Barbara
Author:
Sachar, Louis
Author:
illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Pets
Subject:
Responsibility
Subject:
Responsibility -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Library binding
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
April 1994
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
"RL: 2.1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BLACK, &, WHITE
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.88x5.53x.49 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Dogs
Children's » Beginning Readers » General
Children's » Humor

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Product details 96 pages Random House Trade - English 9780679919490 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The latest easy chapter book about Marvin starts off with the usual hilarious comedy....However, readers will relate to the tension and reversal in the story. They'll recognize Marvin's feelings, both the humor of having to confront your teacher as a person and the sorrow at the death of a beloved pet."
"Review" by , "Elementary school children will identify with Marvin and his dilemma."
"Synopsis" by , Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all....This title will lure the most reluctant readers, who will be as glad to make Marvin's acquaintance as his old fans will be to greet a new adventure.--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
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