Alone in His Teacher's House (Marvin Redpost) (paperback) Louis Sachar
Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in
the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone
in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so
lucky after all...."This title will lure the most reluctant readers, who will
be as glad to make Marvin's acquaintance as his old fans will be to greet a new
adventure."-- "Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.