Alone in His Teacher's House

Alone in His Teacher's House

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While Mrs North, Marvin's teacher, is on holiday she has asked him to look after Waldo - her dog. Suddenly Marvin has become the luckiest boy in school. He'll get to sniff about Mrs North's house, look in her wardrobe, check out her bathroom and rummage in her fridge well that's what Stuart and Nick, his best friends, would like to do. But Marvin takes things a little more seriously. Afterall, he gets paid $3 a day while Mrs North's away and he gets a bonus on top of that if everything goes smoothly. What could possibly go wrong? Just how long can Marvin hold on to his luck. Louis Sachar tells this tale with a refreshing and bold frankness and again the characters are vividly portrayed in this the fourth of the series.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 111g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill. by Sue Hellard.
  • 0747562792
  • 9780747562795
  • 2,258,120

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'Louis Sachar is one of the few masters of American fiction.' Independent on Sunday 'an exceptionally funny and generous book that is also a tightly plotted detective novel.' Praise for Holes, The Guardian 'a profoundly touching, funny and realistic novel about peer pressure and conscience.' Praise for the Boy Who Lost His Face, Sunday Telegraph 'Thirty clever, fast-moving stories that describe the bizarre events at Wayside School...each story is refreshingly different.' Praise for Sideways Stories from Wayside School, The Guardian
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About Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar is the author of the much acclaimed HOLES, now a feature film, which has won major American literary prizes including the Newbery and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. He lives in Austin, Texas. Louis is the author of many books for children including the Wayside School series, the Marvin Redpost series, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes and The Boy Who Lost His Face.
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720 ratings
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5 31% (224)
4 28% (198)
3 32% (227)
2 8% (57)
1 2% (14)
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