Kidnapped at Birth? (Marvin Redpost Series #1)

Kidnapped at Birth? (Marvin Redpost Series #1)

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by Louis Sachar, Neal Hughes
     
 

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This chapter book series by Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination!
 
Marvin Redpost has never felt like he fits in with his family. So when he hears a news report about a missing prince who looks just like him, he knows exactly what happened. Now all he has to do is tell Mr. and

Overview

This chapter book series by Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination!
 
Marvin Redpost has never felt like he fits in with his family. So when he hears a news report about a missing prince who looks just like him, he knows exactly what happened. Now all he has to do is tell Mr. and Mrs. Redpost that it’s time for him to move in with his real parents at the castle….
 
Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679819462
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
82,452
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Louis Sachar does not have red hair or royal blood. However, he 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, Fuzzy Mud, and the rest of the Marvin Redpost series, among many others. Visit him at louissachar.com.

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Kidnapped at Birth? (Marvin Redpost Series #1) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very very good book (marvin red post kidnapped at birth1)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should get this book because it is funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does he think is the lost prince of shampoon?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book but was very short- 37 pages
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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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This book sounds like CRUD
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HI
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps freezing up heres something to lol at
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it but honestly it could have been so much better i would recomend it to maybe 5-7 =)
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This book sounds really stupid :(
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You call this literature?!! This book was garbage!!!! :(
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Stupid
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