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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!

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.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679919483
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Marvin Redpost Series , #3
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.44(d)
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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Is He a Girl? (Marvin Redpost Series #3) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
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The boys are going to hate this book because they sometimes hate girls and because they hate other things and people like girls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too good to true!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can i do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book in the world :-) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who ever does not like his book you guys are haters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems good, but is it?...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello my fellow peepees!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it has a bad plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing everybody that can READ THIS BOOK!!!