The fourth book in the Marvin Redpost series sees poor Marvin in a position of responsibility where he must handle an unnerving situation. A funny and moving story that shows that good things can come out of bad.
While Mrs North, Marvin's teacher, is on holiday, she has asked him to look after Waldo - her dog. Suddenly Marvin has become the luckiest boy in school. He'll get to sniff about Mrs North's house, look in her wardrobe, check out her bathroom and rummage in her fridge...well that's what Stuart and Nick, his best friends, would like to do. But Marvin takes things a little more seriously. After all, he gets paid $3 a day while Mrs North's away and he gets a bonus on top of that if everything goes smoothly. What could possibly go wrong?.
Praise for the Marvin Redpost books from Australian kids:
'Louis Sachar is such a good writer, so original, and so very entertaining.' - Helen, aged 8, YARA Review
'An exciting adventure story that is interesting from the start to the finish' - Pero, Year 6, YARA Review
'Marvin Redpost is a really likeable character...I really loved this book and plan to get the whole series' - Kayla, Year 7, in the Cairns Post
About the Author
Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York. While studying at the University of California he became a teacher's aide to gain extra credit, but in fact it turned out to be his favourite class and inspired him to write children's books. After graduation he worked in a sweater warehouse in Connecticut and wrote at night. After he was fired from that job he moved onto law school where in his first week of study Sideways Stories From Wayside School was published. After completing his studies in 1980 he became a part-time lawyer but was compelled to concentrate on his writing full-time.
Once Sachar begins writing a new book he refuses to talk to anyone until it is finished and his office is also barred apart from his two dogs, Lucky and Tippy. He is inspired by various sources including his daughter and by events from own his childhood.
He lives in Austin, Texas and has won major literary awards for his books including the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award.
'Louis Sachar is one of the few masters of American fiction' Independent on Sunday Praise for 'Holes': 'Magic and hard realism come crashing together. This is an extraordinary and unconventional novel' Observer 'An exceptionally good novel' Sunday Times Praise for 'Sideways Stories from Wayside School': 'Thirty clever, fast-moving stories that describe the bizarre events at Wayside School ... each story is refreshingly different' Guardian
Series: Marvin Redpost S.
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 19th April 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.2 x 19.7
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 2