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Macmillan Children's Book

James to the Rescue

The Masterpiece Adventures Book Two

The Masterpiece Adventures (Volume 2)

Author: Elise Broach; illustrations by Kelly Murphy

James to the Rescue

James to the Rescue

$6.99

About This Book

In this Masterpiece Adventure, the second in a chapter book series for younger readers from Elise Broach, bestselling author of Masterpiece, Marvin...

Page Count
128
On Sale
04/11/2017

Book Details

In this Masterpiece Adventure, the second in a chapter book series for younger readers from Elise Broach, bestselling author of Masterpiece, Marvin the beetle is going collecting with his family.

All is good and well until Uncle Albert gets hurt. Marvin needs James's help to save Uncle Albert before it's too late.

James to the Rescue captures the miniature world of Marvin the beetle and his special friendship with James.

Praise for The Adventures of Marvin and James:
“A winsome series debut . . . a sweet story of cross-species friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Just right for a younger crowd. . . . Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom.” —Publishers Weekly

“New readers will be rewarded for the effort by this page-turning adventure, which is written throughout with emotional authenticity and illustrated with lively pen-and-ink illustrations in a brown and gray palette, ending with a very satisfying conclusion.” —The Horn Book

Praise for Masterpiece:
“Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This marvelous story is sure to be a hit.” —School Library Journal

Read all of the Masterpiece Adventures:
The Miniature World of Marvin & James
James to the Rescue
Trouble at School for Marvin & James

Imprint Publisher

Square Fish

ISBN

9781250103789

In The News

“The characters have distinct personalities, the story is well-paced, and the focus on unlikely alliances and mutual trust suffuses the tale with warmth. Full of drama and heart, this is the kind of series that can show newly independent readers the power of a good story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The possibilities for adventure are endless, and young readers and teachers looking for a quick, satisfying read (and read-aloud) for the early primary grades will enjoy this installment and look forward to many more.” —The Horn Book

"Broach strikes just the right tone in the dialogue and narrative, giving the beetles distinct personalities and dilemmas but always returning to the interspecies friendship at the heart of the series . . .Wonderful fare for transitional readers."-Booklist

Praise for The Adventures of Marvin and James:
“A winsome series debut . . . a sweet story of cross-species friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Just right for a younger crowd. . . . Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom.” —Publishers Weekly

“New readers will be rewarded for the effort by this page-turning adventure, which is written throughout with emotional authenticity and illustrated with lively pen-and-ink illustrations in a brown and gray palette, ending with a very satisfying conclusion.” —The Horn Book

“Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Masterpiece

“Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel.” —Kirkus Reviews on Masterpiece

“This marvelous story is sure to be a hit.” —School Library Journal on Masterpiece

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James to the Rescue

James to the Rescue

$6.99