Why Pick on Me? (Marvin Redpost Series #2)

Why Pick on Me? (Marvin Redpost Series #2)

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by Louis Sachar, Barbara Sullivan, Neal Hughes
     
 

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Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin is shunned by his classmates, best friends, and teacher after he is unfairly fingered as a nose-picker by the class bully. "It will be an underground classic, an easy reader that kids are dying to read."—(starred) Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.

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Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin is shunned by his classmates, best friends, and teacher after he is unfairly fingered as a nose-picker by the class bully. "It will be an underground classic, an easy reader that kids are dying to read."—(starred) Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.

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"It will be an underground classic, an easy reader that kids are dying to read."—(starred) Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.  
Ilene Cooper
Nose picking does not necessarily come to mind as a topic for a beginning chapter book, but it seems Sacher has, er, picked a winner. Unjustly accused of picking his nose, Marvin tries to fight the rumors, adjust to his outcast status, and deal with the loss of his best friends, who are afraid of being labeled nose pickers as well. Sacher really understands how kids can get skewered for differences (real or otherwise), and readers will certainly see themselves here. Happily for Marvin, he finds a way out of his dilemma when he conducts a survey and learns that everyone but his original accuser, even his teacher and the principal, fesses up to picking his or her nose. Illustrated with energetic pencil drawings, this is brisk, funny, and very revealing. No doubt we'll be seeing more of Marvin, who was introduced in "Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth?".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679919476
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series , #2
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

*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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Why Pick on Me? 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Louis sachars's books are always fun, creative, and cool!!!!!! get his books i guarantee that you might enjoy them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read read everywhere u go ok.it is good to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realy funny book try it youll love it
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great series!! Kids love Marvin. He's funny, insecure, and smart.
makell123123 More than 1 year ago
should try it good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample sucks it doesnt even start on the book sample ends at the part where glossay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good funny book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suka i didnt write in it suka haha fatyies