Is He a Girl? (Marvin Redpost Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Will kissing his elbow really turn Marvin into a girl? Casey Happleton claims it's so, and Marvin starts to believe her after his lips "accidentally" brush his elbow.

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

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Overview

Will kissing his elbow really turn Marvin into a girl? Casey Happleton claims it's so, and Marvin starts to believe her after his lips "accidentally" brush his elbow.

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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Editorial Reviews

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.
From the Publisher
"Kids will love the frankness about grade school gender wars and social taboos."—Booklist.  
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307797162
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) , #3
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 208,433
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 300L (what's this?)
  • File size: 4 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. 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2006

    Just Okay!

    Marvin Red Post: Is He A Girl written by Louis Sachar was an entertaining book to read. In the beginning a girl said if you kiss your elbow you well turn into a girl. Next, he had a dream he was in a dress. Then he asked Lizzie to have a tea party outside and he would invite his friends over. Then he woke up and screamed. Marvin walked to school. He forgot his football, so then he wanted to play jacks. Luckily he thought like a boy again and said he was kidding. Later he felt it would be fun to paint his toenails and have long hair and go over slumber parties. However, he screamed and yelled he was just kidding again. Soon he went to sleep and when he woke up he was a girl. His mom ran up the stairs and he told her he had a cold so he wouldn¿t go to school and be embarrassed. Mom sent him anyway. Forward to the end, it was recess. He went up the spider web, then he hung upside down, and when he fell he kissed his elbow again. Finally, Marvin felt normal again and saw Patsy. He asked if she wanted to play wall ball and he made a new friend. To conclude, an enjoyable book to read was Marvin Redpost, Is He a Girl?

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2009

    I DON'T LIKE THIS BOOK

    I think this book confuses children about their identity. I'm not happy my son had to read it at school. It looks like a sexual orientacion book in a very nice and funny way. I will never recommend it to any one.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Not so proud

    I have to admit I love to read but when I got this sample I was disapointed I tryed to think it was a practical mistake but I was wrong I looked through the sample and there was only 8 pages on thesample and out of the 8 pages only 1 page was on what thebook was about the rest was about the copy right and so on and thats why Im not so proud


    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Should i read this?

    It seems good, but is it?...

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Selene

    Good book

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    Outstanding Read!

    The book I am reviewing is Marvin Redpost: Is He A Girl? written by Louis Sacher. I think this book deserves five stars. It terrific because it is funny and interesting. This book is about a kid that thinks if he kisses himself in the elbow he will turn into a girl, so he does it. Marvin starts to talk to girls he even talks to his sister. I¿d recommend this book to second and third graders. Other books by this author include Holes and Dogs Don¿t Tell Jokes.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Hi

    Hello my fellow peepees!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Zack

    Too good to true!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    To help me:

    What can i do?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The boys are going to hate this book because they sometimes hate girls and because they hate other things and people like girls.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Cool

    Best book in the world :-) :)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    O snap.

    Best book ever

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Hi

    Who ever does not like his book you guys are haters

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    STUPID BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book totally sucks!!!!!!!!!! I have books about BABIES that were WAY BETTER THAN @#$ %&*" GARBAGE!!!! REAL NICE, LOUIS SACHAR!!!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Marvin

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    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Not recamended

    I think it has a bad plot.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Aw

    Ahhhhh he is turnint into a girl i have to pee mow thank you very much!!!!!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    READ THIS BOOK!!

    This book is amazing everybody that can READ THIS BOOK!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2006

    Is Marvin really a girl???

    Someone told Marvin Redpost that if he kissed his elbow he will turn into a girl. That night in bed he got tangled in his sheets and kissed his elbow. The next couple of days he was saying like ¿Boys are stupid ¿ and ¿I want to wear pig tales! Marvin was going to discover the differences between boys and girls. But, the next day the class went to the park and Marvin went to clime the spider web. He fell off and got stuck in a weird angle. He kissed his elbow again. And we never found out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

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