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Is He a Girl? (Marvin Redpost Series #3)
     

Is He a Girl? (Marvin Redpost Series #3)

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by Louis Sachar, Barbara Sullivan (Illustrator)
 

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When Casey Happleton tells Marvin that if you kiss your elbow you'll turn into a girl, Marvin doesn't believe a word of it. Then Marvin kisses his elbow by accident and starts to feel very strange. He wants pigtails and starts dotting his i's with little hearts. Could Casey be right? Or is it all in Marvin's head? You decide!

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When Casey Happleton tells Marvin that if you kiss your elbow you'll turn into a girl, Marvin doesn't believe a word of it. Then Marvin kisses his elbow by accident and starts to feel very strange. He wants pigtails and starts dotting his i's with little hearts. Could Casey be right? Or is it all in Marvin's head? You decide!

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Hazel Rochman
Marvin's not sure whether he's turning into a girl, whether he's just imagining what it's like to be a girl, or whether he's having a nightmare. Is he weird to want to play hopscotch and to wish he could wear sparkles on his clothes? As in the other easy chapter books about Marvin, Sachar writes for beginning readers with a comic simplicity that is never banal. Here he gets a lot of fun out of the identity confusion, and kids will love the frankness about grade-school gender wars and social taboos. There are no neat answers, but a lot of droll questions, including "What's normal?" The cover, with Marvin staring at a girl's reflection in the bathroom mirror, will draw kids right into the farce of the story.
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"Kids will love the frankness about grade school gender wars and social taboos."—Booklist.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758761965
Publisher:
Follett Library Resources
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Marvin Redpost Series , #3
Pages:
80
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Louis Sachar has never kissed his elbow and has never been a girl. He is still trying to figure out the secret difference between girls and boys.

Louis Sachar is the bestselling author of the award-winning novel Holes, as well as Small Steps, The Cardturner, Stanley Yelnats’ Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, and the rest of the Marvin Redpost series, among many others. Visit him at louissachar.com.

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