Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar

Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth?

byLouis Sachar, Adam Record

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2011

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This chapter book series by Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination!
Marvin Redpost has never felt like he fits in with his family. So when he hears a news report about a missing prince who looks just like him, he knows exactly what happened. Now all he has to do is tell Mr. and Mrs. Redpost that it’s time for him to move in with his real parents at the castle….
Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Louis Sachar, March 20, 1954 - Louis Sachar was born March 20, 1954, in East Meadow, New York. At the age of nine, his family moved to Tustin, California. Sachar attended the University of California, at Berkeley. During his senior year there, he helped out at Hillside Elementary School. It was his experience there that led to his firs...
Title:Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth?Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2011Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307797147

ISBN - 13:9780307797148


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Our First Marvin Redpost Read: Mum Lies, Ds Not so Much :-( Reason for Reading: Son read aloud to me as his reader. This was his very first proper chapter book with one b/w drawing per chapter. At a reading level of 1.9, this was a very good choice for my son's first chapter book. He did very well with the reading and was not intimidated with the full pages of text or infrequent b/w drawings. I have never read a Marvin Redpost book before and thought it was a fun story of a boy who reads in the paper that a King is coming to town searching for his lost son who was kidnapped at birth. Marvin just happens to match all the physical descriptions and since he's the only redhead in his family he thinks he may just be the missing Prince of Shampoon, so he goes through the procedures to find out if he is indeed really a Prince. A funny story. Ds did very well reading it, though he still needs sufficient help that he could not read a book like this on his own. Ds says he did not like the book at all, but he may be just in one of his moods as he didn't complain while reading it and certainly seemed to be enjoying the story as he read. But anyway, he's said he does not want to read anymore Marvin Redpost books. I would, if I had someone else to read them too. LOL. Maybe one day I'll set out to read all Louis Sachar's books, I've hardly read anything by him.
Date published: 2011-09-04