Nine-year-old Marvin Redpost has finally figured out why he has red hair and blue eyes, while everyone else in his family has brown hair and brown eyes. He is not really Marvin Redpost. He is Robert, the lost prince of Shampoon. Now all he has to do is break the news to his "former" parents.
Marvin Redpost may be deluded, he may be dreaming, he may be filled with anxiety, but he’s never boring! The typical third-grader has ALL the fears and trepidations that any kid might have, and then some. Always hilarious, readers will eat him up.
"Sachar writes for beginning readers with a comic simplicity that is never banal. Kids will love the frankness." — Booklist