Marvin Redpost : a flying birthday cake? /

by Sachar, Louis [author.]; Record, Adam [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Sachar, Louis, Marvin Redpost series: #6.Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]Description: 82 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0553535447; 9780553535440.Other title: Flying birthday cake?.Subject(s): Life on other planets -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction | Schools -- FictionSummary: Two days after Marvin sees a glowing green thing like a flying birthday cake in the night sky, his third-grade class is joined by a mysterious new boy with peculiar behavior.
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This chapter book in Newbery Honor-winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar's Marvin Redpost series offers a sidesplitting take on being the new kid at school.<br> <br> When Marvin and Stuart sleep over at Nick Tuffle's house for Nick's birthday, they set up sleeping bags in the back yard. Stuart and Nick go right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a flying birthday cake? Or could it be something even more bizarre? The next day, a very strange new kid shows up at school....<br> <br> 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.

"A Stepping Stone book."

Includes excerpt for Marvin Redpost: super fast, out of control! in unnumbered pages at end of work.

Ages 6-9.

F&P Text Level: M.

Two days after Marvin sees a glowing green thing like a flying birthday cake in the night sky, his third-grade class is joined by a mysterious new boy with peculiar behavior.

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Horn Book Review

(Primary) The fertile imagination and laconic style that Sachar employed to great effect in Holes work equally well for this latest volume in an often-brilliant series. Marvin thinks he sees a UFO while sleeping in his friend Nick's backyard, but both boys have forgotten all about it when the next week a new kid shows up at school. His name? Joe Normal. But with his strange habits and odd gaps of knowledge (which Joe attributes to being from Chicago), the other kids think Joe is anything but normal, and it's Marvin alone who seems prepared to make Joe feel welcome. Readers will enjoy knowing that Joe is an alien while the characters don't; the particularly brilliant bit in this volume is that they don't ever find out-and Marvin's mother agrees that he can go visit the Normals, who are moving back ""home,"" a couple of summers hence. The playground dynamics are exactly right, even poignant, as when Gina and Heather make a dumb joke about Joe being a ""door key"": ""'He doesn't even get it,' said Heather. Joe walked away. He got it."" Clipped sentences and short paragraphs are not only just right for new readers, they're just right for the story-a smart, funny twist on the new-kid theme, reminding us that everyone feels alienated at one time or another. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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