Alice in Blunderland
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9781442446434, 240pp.)
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
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Fourth grade is far from flawless for Alice in this beloved novel with a new look.
Fourth grade stinks. Fourth grade is when everything you do embarrasses you. Fourth grade is when everyone knows you’re a blunderbuss whether it’s part of your name or not.
Alice’s older brother Lester is always tricking her into believing his made-up stories are true. It’s not her fault she’s so gullible! Plus, he’s a really good liar. But that doesn’t help when she finds herself in a mess because of something he’s invented.
She can’t seem to do anything else right, either. She sneezes beans at the lunch table, gets trapped in her own snow cave, and is forced to sing—even though she can’t carry a tune—in front of her whole grade. And that’s nothing compared to the trouble she’s about to get herself into next. Alice is just about ready to chalk fourth grade up as the worst year ever!
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 what’s in store for Alice, visit AliceMcKinley.com.