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Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the The Masterpiece Adventures series.
- #1: The Miniature World of Marvin & James (The Masterpiece Adventures #1) (Paperback): $5.99
- #2: James to the Rescue: The Masterpiece Adventures Book Two (Paperback): $6.99
- #4: Marvin & James Save the Day and Elaine Helps! (The Masterpiece Adventures #4) (Paperback): $7.99
- #5: A Trip to the Country for Marvin & James: The Masterpiece Adventures, Book Five (Hardcover): $16.99
In the new Masterpiece Adventure Trouble at School for Marvin & James, the third in a series for younger readers from bestselling author Elise Broach, Marvin the beetle is off to school with James for the very first time!
Everything runs smoothly on this big adventure until the bell rings after lunch and Marvin gets separated from James. In fact, he gets accidentally thrown away! Will Marvin make it back home to his family? How will James find him?
This young chapter book for emergent readers captures the miniature world of Marvin the Beetle and his special friend James in stunning two color illustrations that accompany the text.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
Books in the Masterpiece Adventure series:
The Miniature World of Marvin & James
James to the Rescue
Trouble at School for Marvin & James
About the Author
Elise Broach is the New York Times bestselling author of Masterpiece, Shakespeare’s Secret and Desert Crossing, Missing on Superstition Mountain, the first book in the Superstition Mountain Trilogy, as well as several picture books. Her books have been selected as ALA notable books, Junior Library Guild selections, a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenage, an IRA Teacher’s Choice, an E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and nominated for an Edgar Award, among other distinctions.
Ms. Broach holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University. She was born in Georgia and lives in the woods of rural Connecticut, walking distance from three farms, a library, a post office and two country stores.
Kelly Murphy has illustrated many books for children including Masterpiece, Alex and the Amazing Time Machine, and the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Praise for the Masterpiece Adventures:
"Accessible to children making the transition from easy readers to chapter books. . . This series revolves around a warm, supportive, and trusting relationship between a boy and a beetle." —The Horn Book
“Page-turning adventure.” —The Horn Book
“This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Masterpiece:
“Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This marvelous story is sure to be a hit.” —School Library Journal