Trouble at School for Marvin & James
Author: Elise Broach; illustrations by Kelly Murphy
In the new Masterpiece Adventure Trouble at School for Marvin & James, the third in a series for younger readers from bestselling author Elise Broach, Marvin the beetle is off to school with James for the very first time! Everything runs smoothly on this big adventure until the bell rings after lunch and Marvin gets separated from James. In fact, he gets accidentally thrown away! Will Marvin make it back home to his family? How will James find him?
This young chapter book for emergent readers captures the miniature world of Marvin the Beetle and his special friend James.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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“Page-turning adventure.” —The Horn Book
“This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners.” —Kirkus Reviews
“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