A Flying Birthday Cake - Marvin Redpost Author:Louis Sachar Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle?s house for Nick?s birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles? backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a flying birthday cake? Or something else? The next day, a very stran... more »ge new kid shows up at school. . . .« less
You bet its a flying birthday cake - would Louis Sachar have it any other way? The same off-beat humor and understanding of children in this book as in all of Sachar's books. Capable 1st grade readers, 2nd and 3rd grades (and everybody else) will enjoy this book - which by the way has some very good social lessons.