Alone in His Teacher's House

Alone in His Teacher's House

By Louis Sachar; Barbara Sullivan (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780679819493, 96pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 1994

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.

About the Author
When Louis Sachar was going to school, his teachers always pronounced his name wrong. Now that he has become a popular author of children s books, teachers all over the country are pronouncing his name wrong. It should be pronounced Sacker, like someone who tackles quarterbacks or someone who stuffs potatoes into sacks.

Mr. Sachar received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. His first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, was accepted for publication during his first year of law school. After receiving his law degree, he spent six years asking himself whether he wanted to be an author or a lawyer before deciding to write for children full-time. His books include Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, There s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom, Wayside School is Falling Down, Dogs Don t Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series.

Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and their daughter, Sherre.

Barbara J. Sullivan, a certified master gardener, lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she is a garden consultant and speaker and a garden commentator on public radio. She is also an attorney-mediator and arbitrator.

Praise For Alone in His Teacher's House

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.