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Byars, Betsy
New York : Puffin Books, 1987.
IL 3-6 RL 5.6 .
ISBN 0140323090

This story 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 attic.

SUBJECTS:     Family life -- Fiction


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