a nine-year-old boy,
irritates Clarence, one of his classmates, by pointing out that Clarence doesn't win a ball game because he sees his ball fly over the line.
However, Clarence, a bully, denies this and accuses Marvin of nose-picking.
Soon the rumor that Marvin is a disgusting nose-picker spreads out.
Poor Marvin becomes an outcast because even his best friends don't want to be seen with him.
If is unfair to him!
What can Marvin do about it?
With the help and support of his family,
Marvin finds a clever way to prove his innocence.
1. "Because I'm disgusting, I'm the most disgusting kid in school!"
2. " I remember I once told everyone that Larry still wore diapers. He had to show everyone his underpants to prove
I still feel bad when I think about it.
Everyone just kept on hating him, all through third grade. Then he moved away.
3. You don't solve problems by running away from them.
Marvin 藉由class survey的機會，
＂Have you ever picked your nose?"
A warm and humorous story by Louis Sachar.
Alone in His Teacher's House is one of the marvelous books in the Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar.
Martin's teacher, Mrs. North, is away for a week. She asks Martin to take care of her old dog, Waldo. She promises to give him three dollars a day, plus a four-dollar bonus if nothing goes wrong with the house or the dog. All his classmates envy him.
At first all things go well. But soon Martin finds that Waldo has not eaten anything since Mrs. North left. Martin tries hard to get Waldo to eat. He even eats the dog food himself. But it just doesn't work. So he calls the vet, Dr. Charles. The doctor says that Waldo probably misses Mrs. North. He tells Martin to buy a quarter pound of liver and cook it because Waldo will like it. With the help of his mother, Martin cooks the liver and feeds Waldo. He is glad to see that Waldo likes it and eats it all.
The next day, Martin goes to Mrs. North's house again. But he cannot find Waldo.
Finally he is sad to find Waldo lying under the bed. He does not move. He is dead.
Martin calls Dr. Charles to help take care of the whole thing. He is sure that Mrs. North will get mad at him for what happens to Waldo. But to the contrary, she hugs him and thanks him for his great job. She is happy that he loves Waldo and takes good care of him.
Martin gets the twenty-five dollars. After all, he is the luckiest student in the class....Continua
Everyone picks their nose. So Marvin's classmates shouldn't laugh at Marvin.