While Mrs North, Marvin's teacher, is on holiday she asks him to look after Waldo - her dog. Suddenly, Marvin has become the luckiest boy in school. He'll get to sniff about Mrs North's house, look in her wardrobe, check out her bathroom and rummage in her fridge . . . Well that's what Stuart and Nick, his best friends, would like to do. But Marvin takes things a little more seriously. After all, he gets paid $3 a day and he will get a bonus on top if everything goes smoothly. What could possibly go wrong? Just how long can Marvin hold on to his luck . . . Louis Sachar tells this tale with a refreshing and bold frankness and again the characters are vividly portrayed in this the fourth of the series.
Louis Sachar is the author of the international bestseller and award-winning Holes, now a feature film. All of Louis's books for children have been published in the UK by Bloomsbury. These also include Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, PigCity, Someday Angeline and the WaysideSchoolbooks. Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter and two dogs.
'Louis Sachar is one of the few masters of American fiction'
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Praise for 'Holes':
'Magic and hard realism come crashing together. This is an extraordinary and unconventional novel'
'An exceptionally good novel'
Praise for 'Sideways Stories from Wayside School':
'Thirty clever, fast-moving stories that describe the bizarre events at Wayside School . . . each story is refreshingly different'