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With no mother, no friends in her new third grade class, and not even a pet to play with, eight-year-old Alice finds life to be quite difficult, yet her developing friendship with her next-door-neighbor, Donald, makes things a bit better until Donald's divorced mother starts making the moves on her father.
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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor includes many of her own growing-up experiences in the Alice books. She writes for both children and adults and is the author of more than one hundred and twenty-five books, including the Alice series, which Entertainment Weekly has called "tender" and "wonderful." In 1992 her novel Shiloh won the Newbery Medal. She lives with her husband, Rex, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and is the mother of two sons, both grown and married. Visit Phyllis online at alicemckinley.wordpress.comReview:
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Book Description Atheneum, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # BK0145610
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