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The Miniature World of Marvin & James

The unforgettable characters from Masterpiece are back in a series for young readers!
James (the boy) and Marvin (the beetle) are best friends. But now, James is going on vacation to the beach. Marvin has to stay at home, and he is a bit sad.
Without James to keep him company, Marvin has to hang out with his annoying cousin, Elaine. Very soon, they get into all sorts of trouble. Rolling about in the pencil shavings inside a pencil sharpener, Marvin actually starts to enjoy himself.
Then, their adventure takes an anticipated turn when Marvin and Elaine find themselves trapped inside the pencil sharpener because James’ dad inserts a pencil into the hole that was their escape route. The two beetles work together to find a way out. During their escapades Marvin eavesdrops on a conversation that James’ dad is having on the phone. He learns that James has a new friend.

This is a touching adventurous story of the friendship of a boy and a beetle. Set up to be a series of adventure books that’s sure to be on your young reader’s bookshelf for a delightful few years.

The Miniature World of Marvin & James by Elise Broach, illustrated Kelly Murphy is published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC, and distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books

4 out of 5 Sukasa Stars

Review by @ShilpaRaikar for @SukasaReads (a division of @SukasaStyle)