A classic story of friendship and jealousy from a beloved Australian author.
Erica has always believed herself to be the star of her sixth grade class. But then Alison Ashley shows up, and right from the start, seems to threaten Erica's position. Can these classmates ever see past their difficulties and find friendship?
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Robin Klein is an Australian author of books for children. She was born in Kempsey, New South Wales and now resides near Melbourne.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-7 Sixth-grader Erica Yurkin, a.k.a. Erk, Yuk and Gherkin, knows that she will change her name once she leaves disadvantaged Barringa East Primary School and becomes an actress. She has always felt superior to everyone in her schooluntil redistricting brings beautiful, perfect and self-assured Alison Ashley to the sixth grade. Erica hates her from the very first. A series of events makes her realize that, although Alison has material things, her mother is never there for her, while Erica has the love and devotion of her family. The two become friends. Although peppered with Australian slang, Hating Alison Ashley is a solid school story with characters and situations to which American readers will relate. Lucy Marx, Louisville Free Public Library, Ky.
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Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110670808644
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0670808644