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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Story Books
Reluctantly Alice

Reluctantly Alice

1991 Story Books
Ages: 9 - 12 yrs.
Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ISBN: 068931681X
Hardcover Price: $16.00
Paperback Price: $4.99
Review:
Alice has reluctantly entered junior high school where she finds herself demoted (along with all the other seventh graders) to the bottom of the junior high pecking order. She is determined to like school and be liked by her peers, so she is chagrined to find herself the favorite target of an older student, Denise "Mack-Truck" Whitlock. A monotone, Alice is especially terrified of Denise on "Seventh Grade Sing Day," the day older students can stop seventh graders and force them to sing- sing all the verses of the school song...or else.

With crystal-clear recall of the horrors of junior high and with generous humor, Phyllis Naylor continues the career of the intelligent thoroughly likable Alice.

Kemie Nix   ©1991 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.


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