Alone in His Teacher's House

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Random House, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 83 pages
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This chapter book in Newbery Honor-winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar's Marvin Redpost series shows what happens when Marvin gets his first job.
Marvin is really excited to take care of his teacher's dog while she's away. He'll even earn a bonus if he does a good job! And he gets to be alone in his teacher's house! But when Mrs. North's dog starts to look sick, Marvin isn't sure he'll get that bonus. In fact, Mrs. North may never talk to Marvin again!
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.

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This book is great because it shows that teachers are real people and have a life outside of school which children tend to believe isn’t true. The story also shows a boy who is responsible but ... Read full review

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Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in
the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone
in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it
starts to look as if Marvin is not so
lucky after all...."This title will lure the most reluctant readers, who will
be as glad to make Marvin's acquaintance as his old fans will be to greet a new
adventure."-- "Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.


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About the author (1994)

Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York, moved to Southern California when he was nine, and now lives in Austin, Texas. Louis's first book for children, Sideways Stories from Wayside School was accepted for publication during his first week of law school. Although Louis graduated and passed the bar exam, he opted to be a full-time writer for children rather than a lawyer.

Louis met his wife, Carla, when he was a visiting author at a school in Texas. She was a counselor at the same school. They have a daughter, Sherre. Louis likes to play chess, cards, ski, play the guitar (and sing loudly), but mostly he likes spending time with Carla and Sherre.

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