Flying Birthday Cake? (Marvin Redpost 6, paper)

by Louis Sachar

Other authorsAdam Record (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1999

Status

Available

Local notes

PB Sac

Publication

Random House Books for Young Readers (1999), 76 pages

Description

Two days after Marvin sees a glowing green thing like a flying birthday cake in the night sky, his third-grade class is joined by a mysterious new boy with peculiar behavior.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

76 p.; 5.19 inches

ISBN

0679890009 / 9780679890003

Barcode

3317

User reviews

LibraryThing member bsturdevant06
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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LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
So, who is Joe, really? Even at the end his story doesn't make sense. Still, I want to play Wizzle-Fish!! One of the sillier Redpost books.

Lexile

460L

Pages

76

Rating

(11 ratings; 3.5)
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