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Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake?

by Louis Sachar

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This is a good example of mix between realistic fantisy and science fiction. This is because the characters are people going to a normal school in the United States. It is set in modern day. There is reason to believe the whole way through that Joe may actually be an alien. He talks about places being in Chicago that do not exist. His parents also refer to your president meaning they are not from the US. It is never made clear where Joe is really from and the flying cake at the beginning seem to suggest outer space and technology beyond our own. The plot was really lacking. It was hard to figure out and had not good conclusion at the end. The beginning did not seem to flow well.
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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 strange new kid shows up at school. . . .

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Two days after Marvin sees a glowing green thing like a flying birthday cake in the night sky, his third-grade class is joined by a mysterious new boy with peculiar behavior.

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