Synopses & Reviews
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....
"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
"Elementary school children will identify with Marvin and his dilemma." Dr. Judy Rowen, Children's Literature
This chapter book in Newbery Honor winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar s Marvin Redpost series shows what happens when Marvin gets his first job.
Marvin is really excited to take care of his teacher s dog while she s away. He ll even earn a bonus if he does a good job And he gets to be alone in his teacher s house But when Mrs. North s dog starts to look sick, Marvin isn t sure he ll get that bonus. In fact, Mrs. North may never talk to Marvin again
Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown."
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