- Published: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 172 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 600
- 9780375939143 (Gibraltar lib. bdg.)
- 0375939148 (Gibraltar lib. bdg.)
- Fear -- Fiction.
- Self-confidence -- Fiction.
- Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
- Concord (Mass.) -- Fiction.
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
- JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American
- JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
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Alvin Ho allergic to girls, school, and other scary things
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Call number: J Fiction / Look, Lenore
Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.
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Instantly likeable, Alvin is relatable, endearing, and, above-all, funny. LeUyen Pham’s black-and-white illustrations only serve to highlight the already full descriptions found in the text—their cartoonish style fit perfectly with the casual tone of Alvin’s narration. Most young readers will understand Alvin’s shyness and his desire to fit in, and will find themselves rooting for him throughout the book. An excellent choice for transitional readers, as its short chapters with a few illustrations make it easy to take breaks and find stopping points—however, it’s unlikely that kids will want to put the book down.
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