Alone in His Teacher's House (Marvin Redpost Series #4)

Alone in His Teacher's House (Marvin Redpost Series #4)


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679819493
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/28/1994
Series: Marvin Redpost Series , #4
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 105,296
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

To research this book, Louis Sachar actually tasted dog food. “It’s just the way I described it in the book,” says Louis. “Like cereal. But kind of gritty.”

Louis Sachar is the bestselling author of the award-winning novel Holes, as well as Small Steps, The Cardturner, Stanley Yelnats’ Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, and the rest of the Marvin Redpost series, among many others. Visit him at

Table of Contents

1.Teacher's Pet1
2.The Key6
3.Mature and Responsible15
4.The Substitute22
5.Nothing In--Nothing Out30
6.Some Dog Food Is Eaten39
8.Where's Waldo?52
9.Do Something!56
12.I'm Sorry76

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Alone in His Teacher's House 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An easy reading book about a boy with an important job. His feelings constantly change from pride to embarrassment to responsibility and worry. This is a good book to keep third and fourth graders reading when they are not interested.
ldvaupel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Marvin has to take care of the teacher's dog while she is away for one week. The dog doesn't want to eat anything. Marvin give the dog liver. The next day the dog is laying under the bed and is dead.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super duber good. I think everyone sould read it.this is the best book ever. It was so good I could not put it down. Oh by the way I do not like the kid that said I think lois Sacher could do better. I think every one will enjoyy this! I liked it did you? I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!But,really really sad.
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Susan Nelson More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome louise is an amazing author!!"""!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the marvin redpost series so much i have read every book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Natalie here
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel bad for the dog but good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think am23glory is all wrong.This is not for third or fourth graders, it is for second graders.And it was very boring.I think Louis Sacher could have done much better.