Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (September 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.4 x 8.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Age Range: 7 - 10 years
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Tommy and his little brother want to buy a big special marble from a tough kid down the street. But first, they need to find out how to get the money - without trying to sell mom's prize roses! His brother and he find a snake and try to make a trade with that. Several episodes fill the hunt to get such an exciting marble. Each episode is its own chapter and seems to end with Tommy getting into trouble.A nice introduction to chapter books, because the chapters are kept short. Furthermore, kids can relate to Tommy's adventures because the logic he uses is common for 9 year olds. This book is a slight departure from Fletcher's usual intermediate novels but is none the less enjoyable.Why 4 stars?:I liked this book from a teacher's standpoint because of its value as an introductory chapter book and realistic characters (something found in all of Fletcher's books), however, I didn't find the story to be very interesting. This could keep kids from continuing in it and getting a negative feeling about chapter books. Still, most children will still enjoy it and so it does belong in a classroom. It is already in mine.
This was purchased as a gift for our grand nephew who lives overseas. It is perfect... a nicely kept used book that was very reasonably priced and especially fun for him! His grandparents had suggested it for him.
This is an enjoyable easy chapter book, ideal for a second grader. The AR level is 2.6. Students with a younger sibling will particularly relate to the situations with Tommy and his younger brother Bradley.
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