SURVIVING BRICK JOHNSON
New York : Clarion Books,
IL 3-6 RL 3.5
believes his days are numbered after getting caught doing a rude imitation
of Brick Johnson, the biggest and meanest kid in the fifth grade.
Alex goes to great plains to avoid Brick, rearranging his paths between
classes anything not to be near him. When his fear takes over, Alex
enrolls in a karate class, hoping to learn to fight if he has to.
He has no use for the instructor's talk about respect, he wants to learn
the kicks. Alex's greatest fear is realized when Brick becomes his
sparing partner. You could knock Alex over with a feather when Brick
bows to him from across the mat. What's going on here? Could
Alex's little brother Bob be right? Is there more to Brick Johnson
than meets the eye? This is a sure fire hit with school kids everywhere
who could identify with the bully or the bullied. (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
Schools -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
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