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Marv is a genius builder who seems to construct only useless things--but they make sense to him.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 28th 1972 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1970)
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Evelyn Saenz
Marv is an inventor. His mind is always working; thinking of new inventions. He builds a revolving door, an elevator to lift groceries to the second floor and a cement river in the front yard.

Marv is focused and inventive but does not see the whole picture the way his exasperated older sister does.

What I like about this book is the way it shows a young boy using his imagination in a hands-on creative way. This book should especially appeal to homeschoolers looking for validation for allowing the
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