York : Puffin Books, 1987.
IL 3-6 RL 5.6 .
starts out backwards. The mother has tv on
constantly and the kid, Alfie, can't find a quiet
place to "study" -- that is, to draw cartoons. When
Bubba, the delinquent older brother, returns, he
threatens Alfie's space in the attic. Alfie decides
to take a stand. He refuses to get down from the