A Magic Crystal? (Marvin Redpost Series #8)

A Magic Crystal? (Marvin Redpost Series #8)

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by Louis Sachar, Amy Wummer
     
 

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When Marvin Redpost agrees to go over to Casey Happleton's house, he doesn't know what he's in for. Casey shows him the magic crystal she has just found and offers to give Marvin a few wishes. Is the crystal really magic? Or is it too good to be true?

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When Marvin Redpost agrees to go over to Casey Happleton's house, he doesn't know what he's in for. Casey shows him the magic crystal she has just found and offers to give Marvin a few wishes. Is the crystal really magic? Or is it too good to be true?

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Children's Literature
Marvin is intrigued by his classmate, Casey Happleton. Although he would never admit to his buddies that he likes Casey, he begins spending after school time with her. Part of the attraction is her four-story house, which was once a fire station. On their first play date, Casey shows Marvin her magic crystal, which gained magic powers after being struck by lightning. Casey soon has Marvin convinced that their wishes on the rock/crystal will come true. Marvin never altogether loses his skepticism, but readers can see that he really, really wants to believe. Marvin embodies the typical elementary school kid growing into his own¾not quite a little boy, but still a long way from adolescence. His struggles with peer pressure, girls and schoolwork all ring true. Kids can easily identify with Marvin. The entertaining text is filled with subtle humor and is easy to read. This title, which has nine chapters, is number eight in the author's "Marvin Redpost" series. 2000, Random House, . Ages 6 to 9. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606199025
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Marvin Redpost Series, #8
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

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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Magic Crystal? 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is funny, refrences the other books, and has a suprising end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
Cheese0 More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old son enjoyed this book. He is an average reader and could get though it with no problem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive never read a book thats this boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is kimd of boring plus i dont want to wast y time on it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to read these books at school.