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Trouble at School for Marvin and James: The Masterpiece Adventures, Book 3


Series
The Masterpiece Adventures

by
Elise Broach
illustrated by
Kelly Murphy

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Henry Holt
ISBN
9781627793186
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Marvin the beetle is off to school with James for the very first time! Everything runs smoothly until the bell rings after lunch and Marvin gets separated from James. Two-color illustrations created with pen and ink.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

112

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

620L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Beetles. Human-animal relationships. Friendship. Schools. Animals. Insects, spiders, etc. Social issues.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

The pair of unconventional friends—human boy James and beetle Marvin (The Miniature World of Marvin & James, rev. 5/14; James to the Rescue!, rev. 9/15)— share another adventure when James tucks Marvin into his pocket to go with him to school. Marvin is especially enthusiastic about meeting the blue-haired art teacher, Mr. Chang, who tells the class, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents,” words that Marvin has taken to heart in his own artwork. The story is told from a present-tense beetle’s-eye point of view, and it’s all fun and games until cafeteria time, when Marvin accidentally winds up in the garbage. Broach writes short, punchy sentences (“The sneeze sweeps Marvin into the air. He is turning over and over in the wind, when he lands on a cafeteria tray. Ow!”), and the type is large, so although the book is over one hundred pages long, it will be accessible to children making the transition from easy readers to chapter books. Murphy’s lively pen-and-ink drawings in shades of orange and brown add to the entertainment and will assist new readers in figuring out meaning. More than slapstick adventure, this series revolves around a warm, supportive, and trusting relationship between a boy and a beetle. susan dove lempke

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

The pair of unconventional friends—human boy James and beetle Marvin (The Miniature World of Marvin & James, rev. 5/14; James to the Rescue!, rev. 9/15)— share another adventure when James tucks Marvin into his pocket to go with him to school. Marvin is especially enthusiastic about meeting the blue-haired art teacher, Mr. Chang, who tells the class, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents,” words that Marvin has taken to heart in his own artwork. The story is told from a present-tense beetle’s-eye point of view, and it’s all fun and games until cafeteria time, when Marvin accidentally winds up in the garbage. Broach writes short, punchy sentences (“The sneeze sweeps Marvin into the air. He is turning over and over in the wind, when he lands on a cafeteria tray. Ow!”), and the type is large, so although the book is over one hundred pages long, it will be accessible to children making the transition from easy readers to chapter books. Murphy’s lively pen-and-ink drawings in shades of orange and brown add to the entertainment and will assist new readers in figuring out meaning. More than slapstick adventure, this series revolves around a warm, supportive, and trusting relationship between a boy and a beetle. susan dove lempke

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