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

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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!

After Casey Happleton tells him that if he kisses his elbow he will turn into a girl, nine-year-old Marvin experiments and finds himself very ...

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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!

After Casey Happleton tells him that if he kisses his elbow he will turn into a girl, nine-year-old Marvin experiments and finds himself very confused about his identity.

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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.  
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606059206
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Series: Marvin Redpost Series , #3
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years

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. A Weird Girl 1
2. Bugged 7
3. Marvin Wears a Dress 14
4. Don't Go to Sleep! 17
5. The Ugliest Face in the World 23
6. Off to School 30
7. It's Fun to Be a Girl 36
8. ... A Little Different 41
9. He Wouldn't Hit a Girl 50
10. High Atop the Spiderweb 56
11. Caught in the Web 62
12. Normal 66
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