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Book Description
Marvin lives with his family under the kitchen sink in the Pompadays' apartment. He is very much a beetle. James Pompaday lives with his family in New York City. He is very much an eleven-year-old boy.After James gets a pen-and-ink set for his birthday, Marvin surprises him by creating an elaborate miniature drawing. James gets all the credit for the picture and before these unlikely friends know ... More
Book Information
PublisherHenry Holt & Company, Inc.
BindingHardcover (15 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages304
Publication Date09/30/2008
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About Elise Broach (Author) : Elise Broach is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Elise Broach include Shakespeare's Secret (Unabridged), Masterpiece, When Dinosaurs Came ... more
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About Kelly Murphy (Illustrator) : With a not-so-secret passion for all things atmospheric, Kelly has been freelance illustrating for the last eleven years. Future plans include more work in the character design and animation industry.... more
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1/15/2012 Carmela Martino tagged as: I read

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