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Lovingly Alice

Lovingly Alice

(Part of Alice)
For Ages: 9 - 12
In this repackaged novel in a beloved series, Alice realizes she has a lot to learn about life!

Now that Alice is growing up, she is finding out answers to all sorts of interesting things—but the questions keep on coming. For instance: How exactly are babies made? Where has her best friend Sarah’s family disappeared to? And why is her father going to a concert with a woman?!

Alice isn’t too sure about any of these things—but on top of doing her homework, playing with Oatmeal, trying to keep Lester’s girlfriends straight, and setting her dad up with the school nurse, she’s going to have to find out!
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439132258 | 
  • September 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 6
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Chapter One: Gone

My dad says there are good years and bad years for wine. I think there are good years and bad years for kids, too. My fifth-grade year in particular.

I'll admit I started out as sort of a grump, first because my brother celebrated his eighteenth birthday and asked for lemon cake, which I hate.

"Why don't you really go for it, Lester, and ask for prune cake?" I said. "Crab apple cake with grapefruit frosting?"

"Nobody's making you eat it, Al," he told me. My full name is Alice Kathleen McKinley, but Dad and Lester call me Al.

The second thing that made me grumpy was that I ripped a pocket on my... see more

About the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and the Alice series. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit AliceMcKinley.com.

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