Marvin & James Save the Day (and Elaine Helps!)

By: Elise Broach

Illustrator: Kelly Murphy

James’s father, Karl, and Christina, his friend from the museum, are getting married! James is the ring bearer and he is excited but very nervous. He loves Christina but he is worried about losing his dad to a different family and a different life. And what if, at the wedding, James drops the ring? His beetle best friend Marvin promises to help him, but Marvin ends up with an even more critical job when something big goes wrong. Will the whole wedding be ruined? Not if Marvin and James can help it.

One-color illustrations done in pen and ink.

ISBN: 9781250186072

JLG Release: Sep 2019

Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Weddings , Beetles , Human-animal relationships , Friendship , Fathers and sons , Family life

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Book Details



First Release

September 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 3.1; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.5; Points: 4;


Level 630L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Henry Holt and Company, Inc.

Potentially Sensitive Areas



Weddings, Beetles, Human-animal relationships, Friendship, Fathers and sons, Family life,

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