The miniature world of Marvin & James

by Broach, Elise,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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Summary

In this Masterpiece Adventure, the first in a companion series for younger readers from bestselling author Elise Broach, James is going on vacation for a week. His best friend, Marvin the beetle, has to stay at home. Without James to keep him company, Marvin has to play with his annoying cousin, Elaine. Marvin and Elaine quickly find themselves getting into all sorts of trouble--even getting trapped inside a pencil sharpener! Marvin misses James and starts to worry about their friendship. Will James still be Marvin's friend when he gets home or will James have found a new best friend?

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Broach and Murphy bring back James and his beetle best friend, Marvin-previously seen in 2008's acclaimed Masterpiece-in this first book in the Masterpiece Adventures series of chapter books. Their cross-species friendship is just right for a younger crowd, and so are the insecurities and frustrations Marvin is feeling as James prepares to go on a trip to the beach without him ("Marvin does not want to help James pack. But at least it is something they can do together"). James leaves in the first chapter and doesn't return until the fifth and final one; while he's away, Marvin goes exploring with his cousin Elaine, a journey that takes a genuinely harrowing turn when they get stuck in Mr. Pompaday's mechanical pencil sharpener. Murphy's pen-and-ink illustrations shift from glee to horror as she shows the bug-eyed beetles cannonballing into the soft pit of pencil shavings, only to have their escape route plugged by a pencil. Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom. Ages 6-9. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Broach, Elise. Masterpiece adventures ; bk. 1.
Subjects Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Beetles -- Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Beetles -- Fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Murphy, Kelly, 1977- illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Christy Ottaviano Books."
Description 104 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780805091908 (hardback)
0805091904 (hardback)
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