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Alone in His Teacher's House (Marvin Redpost Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Alone in His Teacher's House (Marvin Redpost Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Louis Sachar, Barbara Sullivan (Illustrator)
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785760764
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Series:
Marvin Redpost Series , #4
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
83
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

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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Alone in His Teacher's House 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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? I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!But,really really sad.
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Susan Nelson More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome louise is an amazing author!!"""!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the marvin redpost series so much i have read every book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Natalie here
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel bad for the dog but good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.