The fifth 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. Thursday is ‘hole day’ and everyone in Mrs North’s class is wearing clothes with holes in – even Mrs North because she suggested it. But, it also happens to be the day the President of the United States decides to visit the school. Will Marvin be able to ask the president a great question and show that he is a good citizen? Luckily, Marvin comes up with exactly the right thing to say.
Today is Thursday. Today is 'hole' day. So, naturally, everyone is wearing their 'holiest' clothes. Even the class teacher, Mrs North ...But she is soon to find out from Principal McCabe that a surprise visitor is coming to the school. In fact, the President of the United States is on his way. And there's no time to change! What questions will Marvin get to ask the President? And, with all the television cameras pointed, will he solve his biggest maths problem to date? This book is full of surprises but, yet again, Louis Sachar delivers a thoughtful and vibrantly funny story in this, the fifth 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:||21st June 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