The fourth of 8 great adventures about an ordinary boy with a big heart and a strong desire to work things out even when they’re complicated. Simply told, this is nonetheless a deeply touching story. Marvin’s teacher asks him to look after her elderly dog while she goes off on holiday. While his friends tease him, Marvin takes his job seriously and especially he takes Mrs North’s trust in him very seriously. And he cares for the dog as carefully as he possibly can. But then something absolutely terrible happens. What will Mrs North think?
While Mrs North, Marvin's teacher, is on holiday she asks him to look after Waldo - her dog. Suddenly, Marvin has become the luckiest boy in school. He'll get to sniff about Mrs North's house, look in her wardrobe, check out her bathroom and rummage in her fridge ...Well that's what Stuart and Nick, his best friends, would like to do. But Marvin takes things a little more seriously. After all, he gets paid $3 a day and he will get a bonus on top if everything goes smoothly. What could possibly go wrong? Just how long can Marvin hold on to his luck...Louis Sachar tells this tale with a refreshing and bold frankness and again the characters are vividly portrayed in this the fourth of the series.
'Louis Sachar is one of the few masters of American fiction'
Independent on Sunday Praise for
'Holes': 'Magic and hard realism come crashing together. This is an extraordinary and unconventional novel'
'An exceptionally good novel'
Sunday Times Praise for
'Sideways Stories from Wayside School': 'Thirty clever, fast-moving stories that describe the bizarre events at Wayside School ... each story is refreshingly different'
|Publication date:||19th April 2010|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
Julia Eccleshare, our very own editorial expert as well as Children's Books Editor of the Guardian says of Louis: Best-selling author Louis Sachar took the world by storm with Holes, his remarkable story about a group of boys in a reform camp. But he deserves to be just as famous and popular for his many other books which display his hallmark qualities of warmth, empathy and understanding of all kinds of young readers but especially those whose lives have gone a bit awry. Young readers are immediately attracted to Louis Sachar’s novels for his great and unusual stories ...More About Louis Sachar