James to the rescue

by Broach, Elise,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Avalon Public Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC BRO
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J FIC BRO
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Broach
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's First Chapter Books
Call Number  j FICTION Broach
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j BROACH Elise
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j BROACH Elise
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC BROAC
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J FIC BROAC
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j BRO
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j BRO

In this Masterpiece Adventure, the second in a companion series for younger readers from bestselling author Elise Broach, Marvin the beetle is going collecting with his family. All is good and well until Uncle Albert gets hurt. Marvin needs James's help to save Uncle Albert before it's too late.

This young chapter book captures the miniature world of Marvin the beetle and his special friendship with James.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Marvin (a beetle) and his friend James (a boy) return in the second volume of the Masterpiece Adventures early chapter-book series, based on characters in Broach's Masterpiece (2008). Finally old enough to join their fathers when they go collecting, scavenging the humans' apartment for reusable items (a lost button = a beetle-size table), Marvin and his annoying cousin Elaine are determined to discover treasures, and they do. But when Uncle Albert is seriously injured, only Marvin knows where to go for help. Kids will be fascinated by the tiny characters' adventures and their creative repurposing of items, just as earlier readers enjoyed Mary Norton's The Borrowers (1952) and John Peterson's The Littles (1967). Broach strikes just the right tone in the dialogue and narrative, giving the beetles distinct personalities and dilemmas but always returning to the interspecies friendship at the heart of the series. Though not seen for review, the finished art will be two-color pen-and-ink pictures, as in the first volume, The Miniature World of Marvin & James (2014). Wonderful fare for transitional readers.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Broach, Elise. Masterpiece adventures ; bk. 2.
Subjects Beetles -- Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Collectors and collecting -- Juvenile fiction.
Rescues -- Juvenile fiction.
Beetles -- Fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Collectors and collecting -- Fiction.
Rescues -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Contributors Murphy, Kelly, 1977- illustrator.
Audience Elementary Grade.
Language English
Notes "Christy Ottaviano Books."
Description 104 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781627793162
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