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Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (Alvin Ho)

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From the author of the Ruby Lu series comes a funny and touching chapter book especially for boys. Alvin Ho is an Asian-American second grader who is afraid of "everything"--most of all, school. But at home he's very different. Illustrations.

About the Author

Lenore Look is the author of the Ruby Lu chapter books, Ruby Lu, Brave and True and Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything. Both received starred reviews in School Library Journal and were named ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books. She is also the author of several acclaimed picture books and lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

LeUyen Pham is the acclaimed author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister and the illustrator of many titles, including Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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sarah gilbert, November 10, 2010 (view all comments by sarah gilbert)
This book was a romp, silly and profound, laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly wrought with the kind of belly-deep empathic truth parents of kids with emotional and behavioral disorders long for. Alvin is adorable in his fears, and though they seem hyberbolic at first glance, as you read further, you find that they're all utterly relatable. His friends, his fantastic family, his leaps of logic are all quintessentially American-of-the-now, and yet, endearingly reflective of his Chinese immigrant heritage. To a kid, he's not a Chinese American, he's another kid: one who is loved and lovable and whose story is worth reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375849305
Author:
Look, Lenore
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Illustrator:
Pham, LeUyen
Author:
Pham, LeUyen
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Fear
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Alvin Ho
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.60x5.14x.47 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
06-10

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of the Ruby Lu series comes a funny and touching chapter book especially for boys. Alvin Ho is an Asian-American second grader who is afraid of "everything"--most of all, school. But at home he's very different. Illustrations.
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