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The Miniature World Of Marvin And James (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition): 1 Library Binding – 20 October 2015

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  • Publisher : Turtleback Books; Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. edition (20 October 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Library Binding : 128 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 060637583X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0606375832
  • Reading age : 6 - 8 years
  • Dimensions : 14.22 x 1.52 x 20.57 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 148 ratings

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"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 """

Awards and 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"

"Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom." -"Publishers Weekly"

A New York Times Bestselling Book

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ABC E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, Kansas State Reading Circle, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List

"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 "

Awards and 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"

A New York Times Bestselling Book

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ABC E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, Kansas State Reading Circle, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List

Awards and 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"

A New York Times Bestselling Book

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ABC E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, Kansas State Reading Circle, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List

About the Author

Elise Broach is the "New York Times"-bestselling author of books for children and young adults, including "Desert Crossing, Shakespeare's Secret," "Masterpiece," and the Superstition Mountain Mysteries series. Her books have been selected as ALA Notable Books, Junior Library Guild selections, the recipient of an E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and an Edgar Award nominee, among other distinctions. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great series for your picky reader who is reluctant to move on to chapter books.
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Reviewed in the United States on 15 January 2021
I bought a set of 6 of this book (and the next one in the series) for my 1st/2nd grade class. It’s a great book and the cover appears to be good quality, however when my students opened the book and turned a few pages, the pages began falling out immediately. I thought they had been rough on their books and then it happened to me. This isn’t going to be fixable; it’s multiple pages, whole chunks of pages coming out. Two whole sets of books that aren’t even going to last a year of gentle use with a couple of reading groups. Such a bummer.
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