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The Miniature World of Marvin & James
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About the Author

Elise Broach is the New York Times-bestselling author of books for children and young adults, including Desert Crossing, Shakespeare's Secret, Masterpiece, and the Superstition Mountain Mysteries series. Her books have been selected as ALA Notable Books, Junior Library Guild selections, the recipient of an E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and an Edgar Award nominee, among other distinctions. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

Kelly Murphy has illustrated many books for children including Masterpiece, Alex and the Amazing Time Machine, and the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Reviews

Awards and praise for "Masterpiece"

""Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new." "Publishers Weekly"starred review

"Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel." "Kirkus Reviews"

"This marvelous story is sure to be a hit." "School Library Journal"

A New York Times Bestselling Book

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ABC E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, Kansas State Reading Circle, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List


"This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners." - "Kirkus Reviews "

Awards and praise for "Masterpiece"

""Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new." "Publishers Weekly"starred review

"Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel." "Kirkus Reviews"

"This marvelous story is sure to be a hit." "School Library Journal"

A New York Times Bestselling Book

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ABC E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, Kansas State Reading Circle, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List


"Page-turning adventure." - "The Horn Book" "This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners." - "Kirkus Reviews """

Awards and praise for "Masterpiece"

""Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new." "Publishers Weekly"starred review

"Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel." "Kirkus Reviews"

"This marvelous story is sure to be a hit." "School Library Journal"

"Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom." -"Publishers Weekly"

A New York Times Bestselling Book

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ABC E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, Kansas State Reading Circle, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List


Page-turning adventure. "The Horn Book"

This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners. "Kirkus Reviews"

Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new. "Publishers Weekly starred review on Masterpiece"

Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel. "Kirkus Reviews on Masterpiece"

This marvelous story is sure to be a hit. "School Library Journal on Masterpiece"

Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom. "Publishers Weekly on Masterpiece""


Page-turning adventure. The Horn Book

This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners. Kirkus Reviews

Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new. Publishers Weekly starred review on Masterpiece

Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel. Kirkus Reviews on Masterpiece

This marvelous story is sure to be a hit. School Library Journal on Masterpiece

Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom. Publishers Weekly on Masterpiece

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"Page-turning adventure." --The Horn Book

"This winsome series debut is both a sweet story of cross-species friendship and a sobering new way to look at pencil sharpeners." --Kirkus Reviews

"Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new." --Publishers Weekly starred review on Masterpiece

"Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel." --Kirkus Reviews on Masterpiece

"This marvelous story is sure to be a hit." --School Library Journal on Masterpiece

"Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom." --Publishers Weekly on Masterpiece

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