Kidnapped at Birth? (Marvin Redpost Series #1)

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Overview

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin Redpost has finally figured out why he doesn't look like anyone in his family. He's not really Marvin Redpost—he's Robert, the lost prince of Shampoon!

Red-haired Marvin is convinced that the reason he looks different from the rest of his family is that he is really the lost prince of Shampoon.

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Overview

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin Redpost has finally figured out why he doesn't look like anyone in his family. He's not really Marvin Redpost—he's Robert, the lost prince of Shampoon!

Red-haired Marvin is convinced that the reason he looks different from the rest of his family is that he is really the lost prince of Shampoon.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The story is wonderfully logical and absurd, with a wit and attention to detail rare in an easy reader."—Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. "Fast paced, easy to read, and full of humor."—School Library Journal.  
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This First Stepping Stone book (see preceding review) heralds the series debut of nine-year-old Marvin Redpost. He is convinced he is Prince Robert, the King of Shampoon's long-lost son currently being sought in a much-publicized campaign. First, Marvin is the only person in his family with red hair and blue eyes. Next, Marvin's teacher says that because he is left-handed he must have royal blood. And finally, Marvin does not remind his grandmother of anyone else in the family. All of this assures Marvin that he must have been kidnapped at birth and accidentally given to Mr. and Mrs. Redpost. Though the story line is frivolous, lively dialogue and Marvin's endless imagination command steady attention. Characterization, however scanty, is at least true to life, and the unresolved ending leaves readers something to think about. The rigid black-and-white illustrations, on the other hand, add little. Ages 6-9. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679819462
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1992
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 118,899
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    It was ok

    I liked this book but very short only like 36 pg i also think this story was unfinished and could have written more and have a diffrent ending

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    I read it in two days

    It was very good and I couldn't put it down. I thought it was the best book ever. I get 10.00 for every book I read, and this was worth it.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2001

    Pretty good but the ending was disappointing

    It is about a boy who thinks he's a lost prince from Shampoon! I liked that it made me wonder if he's the prince or not. I recommend this book for 6 and younger because it has a small vocabulary. All in all I think it is an OK book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Read read

    You should get this book because it is funny.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Horible

    Keeps freezing up heres something to lol at

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Good book

    It was a great book but was very short- 37 pages

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Good book could have been better

    I liked it but honestly it could have been so much better i would recomend it to maybe 5-7 =)

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 19, 2013

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Love books

    Why does he think is the lost prince of shampoon?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Molly gray

    Very very good book (marvin red post kidnapped at birth1)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    ENJ Enjoyable for children

    It was great i enjoyed it but the end couldve been better he probably is the prince he didnt test if he was

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

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    This book sounds really stupid :(

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    I ABSOLUTELY HATED THIS STUPID BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

    You call this literature?!! This book was garbage!!!! :(

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    This book is a nothing

    Stupid

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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