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Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.0
ISBN 0689843976
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                        The main characters in Alice in Blunderland are Alice, Lester, and their dad. They all live in a small suburban town. Alice's and Lester's mother died when they were young. They have to cope without a mother. Their dad is very lonely and starts dating. Alice is sad about this because she thinks her dad doesn't care about her mom anymore and she also thinks that her dad has no time for her anymore.
                        The theme of the book is a family trying to make it through tough times without their mother. They have to rely on each other to try and get through. They all learned how to cook food and take turns cleaning their house. They didn't know how to do that before because their mother usually did their chores for them.
                        I really enjoyed Alice in Blunderland because the novel related a lot to my life. The author, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is able to get through to he audience by using realistic events in her books.  (Lisa S.,  Student)
SUBJECTS:     Embarrassment -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Single-parent families -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.


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