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The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein

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Eight-year-old David Bernstein discovers life is much more exciting when he calls himself Ali Baba Bernstein. Only Ali Baba would have dared to grab the class snail and escape to the boys' room for his own magic experiment. David would never have invited every David Bernstein in the phone book to his birthday party — or find himself hailed as a great detective — or discover adventures and misadventures everywhere he went. But Ali Baba Bernstein does!

Synopsis:

Eight-year-old David is convinced that his life will be more adventurous when he changes his name to Ali Baba.

About the Author

Johanna Hurwitz is the author of over five dozen books for young readers. She is the recipient of many state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, and the Garden State Children's Choice Award. She lives in Great Neck, NY.

Johanna Hurwitz always knew she wanted to be a writer. She started by telling stories to her brother, who is six years her junior, and she's been making up stories ever since. Born and raised in New York City, she earned her B.A. degree from Queens College and went on to receive a master's in library science from Columbia University. She embarked on a career as a children's librarian, but she never forgot that one day she wanted to write books, too.

She worked at the New York Public Library and in a variety of other public and school library positions. She also taught graduate courses in children's literature and storytelling at Queens College. When she and her husband, Uri — a college teacher and writer-and their children, Nomi and Beni, moved to Long Island, she continued her library work.

Although she had told original stories to her children, it was not until they were well along in school that Mrs. Hurwitz actually began to write down her stories. That's why, when children ask her how long it takes to write a book, she replies that her first, Busybody Nora, took her whole life.

But since then she has been writing with regularity, portraying with humor and sympathy the everyday incidents that are so important to children. She is particularly fond of seven- to nine-year-olds, because they are " so very open and get excited about small things," and she enjoys writing realistic fiction for and about them.

That these youngsters are equally fond of Mrs. Hurwitz's books is obvious. She has received many child-chosen state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Garden State Children's Choice Award, the West Virginia Children's Book Award, and others.

In recent years, Johanna Hurwitz has crisscrossed the United States from Juneau, Alaska, to Jackson, Mississippi, and from San Diego, California, to St. Albans, Vermont. She has even spoken abroad, from Morocco to Mozambique and from Portugal to Nicaragua. On these trips she has met and spoken to schoolchildren, teachers, librarians, and parents. She has made many new friends and has often brought home new ideas for her next book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380723492
Other:
Owens, Gail
Author:
Owens, Gail
Author:
by Johanna Hurwitz and Gail Owens
Author:
Kiedis, Anthony
Author:
Hurwitz, Johanna
Publisher:
Avon Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Names, personal
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Readers - Chapter Books
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 48.96 oz
Age Level:
from 8 to 12

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