Alone in His Teacher's House (Marvin Redpost Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all...."

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Marvin is pleased when his teacher asks him to take care of her dog while she's away, but he soon finds that ...

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Alone in His Teacher's House (Marvin Redpost Series #4)

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Overview

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all...."

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Marvin is pleased when his teacher asks him to take care of her dog while she's away, but he soon finds that there's more pressure involved than he likes.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Marvin Redpost's third-grade teacher is leaving town for a week and she asks him to care for her beloved dog Waldo. Marvin's friends are a little jealous and want to sneak into the teacher's house, but Marvin takes his responsibility seriously. Then his troubles begin - the substitute keeps picking on him and Waldo becomes ill. Will his teacher be angry when she returns? Elementary school children will identify with Marvin and his dilemma.
Hazel Rochman
The latest easy chapter book about Marvin starts off with the usual hilarious comedy. Marvin's teacher asks him to care for her aging dog, Waldo, while she's away for a week, and she gives Marvin the key to her house. First, there's the shock of seeing his teacher with a life outside the classroom ("Mrs. North was almost like a real person"). All his classmates envy him. He tries to act mature and responsible, not allowing his friends in Mrs. North's house, walking Waldo, coaxing Waldo to eat, even eating the dog food himself to make sure it's all right. But Waldo won't eat, and the story takes a surprising turn when the dog dies. Marvin must cope with his feelings of guilt and sadness and with his isolation as the kids at school and the substitute teacher turn on him. The farcical cover showing an embarrassed Marvin in his teacher's clothes closet is totally misleading. However, readers will relate to the tension and reversal in the story. They'll recognize Marvin's feelings, both the humor of having to confront your teacher as a person and the sorrow at the death of a beloved pet.
From the Publisher
This title will lure the most reluctant readers, who will be as glad to make Marvin's acquaintance as his old fans will be to greet a new adventure."—Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.  
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307797179
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) , #4
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 143,670
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York, moved to Southern California when he was nine, and now lives in Austin, Texas.  Louis's first book for children, Sideways Stories from Wayside School was accepted for publication during his first week of law school.  Although Louis graduated and passed the bar exam, he opted to be a full-time writer for children rather than a lawyer.

Louis met his wife, Carla, when he was a visiting author at a school in Texas.  She was a counselor at the same school.  They have a daughter, Sherre.  Louis likes to play chess, cards, ski, play the guitar (and sing loudly), but mostly he likes spending time with Carla and Sherre.  

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Table of Contents

1. Teacher's Pet 1
2. The Key 6
3. Mature and Responsible 15
4. The Substitute 22
5. Nothing In--Nothing Out 30
6. Some Dog Food Is Eaten 39
7. Liver 44
8. Where's Waldo? 52
9. Do Something! 56
10. Ma 61
11. Waiting 67
12. I'm Sorry 76
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2001

    Boy adventure.

    An easy reading book about a boy with an important job. His feelings constantly change from pride to embarrassment to responsibility and worry. This is a good book to keep third and fourth graders reading when they are not interested.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    HELLO

    Natalie here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Asome!!!!!!!!

    Super duber good. I think everyone sould read it.this is the best book ever. It was so good I could not put it down. Oh by the way I do not like the kid that said I think lois Sacher could do better. I think every one will enjoyy this! I liked it did you?


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    January 12

    Great book!But,really really sad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Awsome!!!!!

    This book is awsome louise is an amazing author!!"""!"

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Angelina Hinkle

    I love the marvin redpost series so much i have read every book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Poor dog

    I feel bad for the dog but good book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2004

    Dissappointing

    I think am23glory is all wrong.This is not for third or fourth graders, it is for second graders.And it was very boring.I think Louis Sacher could have done much better.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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