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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Illustrated by LeUyen Pham


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

About the Book

Alvin Ho is scared of everything. He’s especially scared of school. Too bad he can’t tackle second grade as his superhero alter ego, Firecracker Man. Kids will love rooting for Alvin as he learns to conquer his many fears.

Product Details

On sale: May 12, 2009
Age: 6-9 years
Grade: Grades 6-8
Page count: 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780375849305
Reading level: Lexile: 600L | Fountas/Pinnell: P

Author Bio

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 award-winning and critically acclaimed illustrator of more than one hundred books for children. Her picture books include Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris, named a Caldecott Honor Book, as well as Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and the Vampirina Ballerina series by Anne Marie Pace. She is also the illustrator of Princess in Black, the New York Times-bestselling middle grade series by Shannon and Dean Hale, and the co-creator, along with Shannon Hale, of the New York Times-bestselling graphic memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends. Her most recent author-illustrator book, Outside, Inside, is a recollection of our year in lockdown.


“A witty glossary and Pham’s simple yet expressive line drawings perfectly complement this appealing story about the refreshingly original, endearing Alvin.”
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Look's . . . intuitive grasp of children's emotions is rivaled only by her flair for comic exaggeration."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday