It S The Summer Before Junior Year, And Alice Is Looking Forward To Three Months Of Excitement, Passion, And Drama But What Does She Find A Summer Working In A Local Department Store, Trying To Stop Shoplifters, And Real Life Problems Than She Could Have Ever Imagined A Good Friend Becomes Seriously Ill, Lester Has Romance Problems Than Even Alice Knows What To Do With, And The Gang From Mark Stedmeister S Pool Is Starting To Grow Up A Bit Faster Than Alice Is Comfortable With Fortunately For Alice Her Family And Friends Are With Her Through It All, And By The End Of The Summer, Alice Finds She Knows A Whole Lot Than She Had In June.Funny, Touching, And Always Provocative, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Does It Again, Proving With This Twenty First Book In The Beloved Alice Series That She Understands What Real Girls Think And Feel.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana, US on January 4, 1933.Her family were strongly religious with conservative, midwestern values and most of her childhood was spent moving a lot due to her father s occupation as a salesman.Though she grew up during the Depression and her family did not have a lot of money, Naylor stated that she never felt poor because her family owned good books Her parents enjoyed reading stories to the children her father would imitate the characters in Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer and her mother read to them every evening, almost until we were old enough to go out on dates, though we never would have admitted this to anyone By the time Phyllis reached fifth grade, writing books was her favorite hobby and she would rushed home from school each day to write down whatever plot had been forming in her head at sixteen her first story was published in a local church magazine.Phyllis has written over 80 books for children and young people One of these books, Shiloh, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1992, was named a Notable Children s Book by the American Library Association and was also Young Adult Choice by the International Reading Association.Naylor gets her ideas from things that happen to her or from things she has read Shiloh was inspired by a little abused dog she and her husband found The little dog haunted her so much that she had to write a story about him to get it out of her mind.
- 277 pages
- Alice in the Know
- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- 14 August 2017 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor