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Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps!

Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps!

The Masterpiece Adventures (Volume 4)

Elise Broach; illustrations by Kelly Murphy

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Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps! is the fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Elise Broach's 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.

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CHAPTER ONE

Big News



Marvin is so excited that he runs in circles on James’s desk. Karl and Christina are coming to visit! Karl is James’s father, an artist just like Marvin, except that he doesn’t draw tiny pictures....

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Elise Broach; illustrations by Kelly Murphy

Elise Broach is the New York Times-bestselling author of books for children and young adults, including Desert Crossing, Shakespeare's Secret, Masterpiece, and the Superstition Mountain Mysteries series as well as The Miniature World of Marvin and James and James to the Rescue. Her books have been selected as ALA Notable Books, Junior Library Guild selections, the recipient of an E. B. White Read Aloud Award, and an Edgar Award nominee, among other distinctions. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

Kelly Murphy has illustrated many books for children including Masterpiece, Alex and the Amazing Time Machine, and the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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