The sixth 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. Having eaten too much cake and drunk too much punch at Nick’s birthday party, Marvin has sees a strange thing in the sky. Is it a flying birthday cake or something from far, far away… The next day at school a new boy, Joe, turns up. He doesn’t seem to know some rather obvious things. Is it because he comes from Chicago or is there something more mysterious about him?
Marvin cannot get to sleep. It's late, the ground is hard in Nick Tuffle's garden, he is far too full on cake and he has drunk too much punch. Then he hears a low humming noise. He feels the earth shudder beneath him and there is a bright flash - sort of the same colour as the green icing on Nick's birthday cake. Is he dreaming or was that a flying birthday cake, candles aglow? Perhaps something much stranger is on the horizon...
'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