A Flying Birthday Cake? (Marvin Redpost Series #6)

A Flying Birthday Cake? (Marvin Redpost Series #6)


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This chapter book in Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar’s Marvin Redpost series offers a sidesplitting take on being the new kid at school.
When Marvin and Stuart sleep over at Nick Tuffle’s house for Nick’s birthday, they set up sleeping bags in the back yard. Stuart and Nick go right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a flying birthday cake? Or could it be something even more bizarre? The next day, a very strange new kid shows up at school….
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: 9780679890003
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series , #6
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 324,529
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

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 louissachar.com.

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A Flying Birthday Cake 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
My wife bought this book by Louis Sachar, who won a Newbery Medal and the National Book Award for his novel Holes, from the Children's Book of the Month Club. There are actually five previous Marvin Redpost books and A Flying Birthday Cake? is number six in the series, but it is the only one that I have read. The book opens with nine-year old Marvin sleeping out in the yard at a friend's house for a birthday party. However, he can't sleep because he's eaten too much cake and had too much punch and the ground is hard. Suddenly the earth starts to shake. He hears a humming noise, and something zooms across the sky in a bright flash. It's green, like the frosting on Nick's birthday cake, and it glows like it has candles. Is it a flying birthday cake, or something else? The rest of the book is about a new kid in Marvin's school named "Joe Normal" whom Marvin befriends but is somewhat "different" from all the other kids. The implication is left that "Joe" is really the son of aliens from outer space who have come to earth to confer with the President of the United States. The book is supposed to exhibit "a rare honesty about what children really encounter in the world," but, while I did not really see anything particularly objectionable in it, I found it rather stupid.
bsturdevant06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Intermediate This is a good example of mix between realistic fantisy and science fiction. This is because the characters are people going to a normal school in the United States. It is set in modern day. There is reason to believe the whole way through that Joe may actually be an alien. He talks about places being in Chicago that do not exist. His parents also refer to your president meaning they are not from the US. It is never made clear where Joe is really from and the flying cake at the beginning seem to suggest outer space and technology beyond our own. The plot was really lacking. It was hard to figure out and had not good conclusion at the end. The beginning did not seem to flow well. Media: Ink and Fill watercolor
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Love it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love louis's books i love the marvin redpost series a lot i recommend this book if you like louis sacher read ( there's a boy in the girls bathroom i love that book a lot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a lot of fun with this book!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this series about redpost
awesomeAA More than 1 year ago
Good I think
Anonymous More than 1 year ago