Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps!
Author: Elise Broach; illustrations by Kelly Murphy
Book 4 in the Masterpiece Adventures chapter book series featuring Marvin the beetle and his best friend, James.
James’s father, Karl, and Christina, his friend from the museum, are getting married! James is the ring bearer and he is excited but also nervous. He loves Christina yet 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 goes wrong. Will the whole wedding be ruined? Not if Marvin and James and Elaine can help it.
This young chapter book for emergent readers captures the miniature world and friendship of Marvin the beetle and James. Complete with charming illustrations on every page by Kelly Murphy.
Christy Ottaviano Books
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In The News
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"This entry in The Masterpiece Adventures beginning chapter-book series reestablishes the childlike fun that Marvin and James share, while acknowledging that fear of change can provoke worries. Enhanced by large type and pen-and-ink illustrations on every page, the well-paced story is just right for transitional readers."—Booklist