Brand: Random House Books for Young Readers

Product Code: 9780679819493

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Brief Description:
Marvin is pleased when his teacher asks him to take care of her dog while she's away, but he soon finds that there's more pressure involved than he likes.


Brief Description:
Marvin is pleased when his teacher asks him to take care of her dog while she's away, but he soon finds that there's more pressure involved than he likes.


Biographical Note:
To research this book, Louis Sachar actually tasted dog food. "It's just the way I described it in the book," says Louis. "Like cereal. But kind of gritty."

Louis Sachar is the bestselling author of the award-winning novel Holes, as well as Small Steps, The Cardturner, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, and the rest of the Marvin Redpost series, among many others. Visit him at louissachar.com.


Jacket Description/Flap:
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...."


Marc Notes:
A Stepping Stone book.;Marvin is pleased when his teacher asks him to take care of her dog while she's away, but he soon finds that there's more pressure involved than he likes.


Review Quotes:
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.


Table of Contents:
1. Teacher's Pet -- 2. The Key -- 3. Mature and Responsible -- 4. The Substitute -- 5. Nothing In--Nothing Out -- 6. Some Dog Food Is Eaten -- 7. Liver -- 8. Where's Waldo? -- 9. Do Something! -- 10. Ma -- 11. Waiting -- 12. I'm Sorry.


Publisher Marketing:
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.
"


Publisher Marketing:
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.


Review Citations:
  • Booklist 06/01/1994 pg. 1822 (EAN 9780679819493, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1994 pg. 303 (EAN 9780679819493, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1993 (EAN 9780679819493, Paperback)
  • Booklist 06/01/1994 pg. 1822 (EAN 9780679919490, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1994 pg. 303 (EAN 9780679919490, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1993 (EAN 9780679919490, Library Binding)