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

By: Elise Broach

Illustrator: Kelly Murphy

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.

ISBN: 9781627793186

JLG Release: Aug 2017


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Beetles , Human-animal relationships , Friendship , Schools , Animals , Insects, spiders, etc , Social issues

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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. 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

Book Details

ISBN

9781627793186

First Release

August 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

112

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 620L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Henry Holt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

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

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