Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions (Hardcover)

Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions

By Lenore Look

Schwartz & Wade Books, 9780385369725, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 5, 2014

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Description

Here's the sixth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.
Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of "everything, " is taking his fears to a whole new level--or should we say, continent. On a trip to introduce brand-new baby Ho to relatives in China, Alvin's anxiety is at fever pitch. First there's the harrowing 16-hour plane ride; then there's a whole slew of cultural differences to contend with: eating lunch food for breakfast, kung fu lessons, and acupuncture treatment (yikes ). Not to mention the crowds that make it easy for a small boy to get lost.
From Lenore Look and "New York Times" bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.
"Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world." --"Newsday"
"Alvin's a winner." --"New York Post.


About the Author

Lenore Look is the author of the popular Alvin Ho series, as well as the Ruby Lu series. She has also written several acclaimed picture books, including "Henry's First-Moon Birthday, Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding, " and "Brush of the Gods." Lenore lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of the Alvin Ho series, as well as "The Best Birthday Party Ever" by Jennifer LaRue Huget; "Grace for President "by Kelly DiPucchio, a "New York Times" bestseller; and the Freckleface Strawberry series by Julianne Moore. She is the author and illustrator of the picture books "Big Sister, Little Sister "and "All the Things I Love About You." LeUyen lives in San Francisco. Learn more at leuyenpham.com.
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