A Flying Birthday Cake? (Marvin Redpost Series #6) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle’s house for Nick’s birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles’ backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a flying birthday cake? Or something else? The next day, a very strange new kid shows up at school. . . .

Two days after Marvin sees a glowing green thing like a flying birthday cake in the ...

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A Flying Birthday Cake? (Marvin Redpost Series #6)

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Overview

Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle’s house for Nick’s birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles’ backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a flying birthday cake? Or something else? The next day, a very strange new kid shows up at school. . . .

Two days after Marvin sees a glowing green thing like a flying birthday cake in the night sky, his third-grade class is joined by a mysterious new boy with peculiar behavior.

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Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
The fertile imagination and laconic style that Sachar employed to great affect in Holes work equally well for this latest volume in an often-brilliant series...Clipped sentences and short paragraphs are not only just right for new readers, they're just right for the story—-a smart, funny twist on the new-kid theme...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307805737
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Series: Marvin Redpost Series , #6
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 303,751
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Carla, their daughter, Sherre, and their two dogs, Lucky and Tippy. In his spare time Louis likes to play bridge. Carla likes to read. Sherre likes to play with her friends. Lucky likes to catch Frisbees. Tippy likes to chew up shoes, fan letters, and Sherre's favorite toys. They all try to be good citizens, except, perhaps, Tippy.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

    rather stupid, I think

    My wife bought this book by Louis Sachar, who won a Newbery Medal and the National Book Award for his novel Holes, from the Children's Book of the Month Club. There are actually five previous Marvin Redpost books and A Flying Birthday Cake? is number six in the series, but it is the only one that I have read. The book opens with nine-year old Marvin sleeping out in the yard at a friend's house for a birthday party. However, he can't sleep because he's eaten too much cake and had too much punch and the ground is hard.
    Suddenly the earth starts to shake. He hears a humming noise, and something zooms across the sky in a bright flash. It's green, like the frosting on Nick's birthday cake, and it glows like it has candles. Is it a flying birthday cake, or something else? The rest of the book is about a new kid in Marvin's school named "Joe Normal" whom Marvin befriends but is somewhat "different" from all the other kids. The implication is left that "Joe" is really the son of aliens from outer space who have come to earth to confer with the President of the United States. The book is supposed to exhibit "a rare honesty about what children really encounter in the world," but, while I did not really see anything particularly objectionable in it, I found it rather stupid.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Read this

    I love louis's books i love the marvin redpost series a lot i recommend this book if you like louis sacher read ( there's a boy in the girls bathroom i love that book a lot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Good

    I had a lot of fun with this book!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Had fun

    I like this series about redpost

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Good

    Read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2009

    Well

    Good I think

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