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A Girl Called Al Paperback – May 1, 1991

Book 1 of 6 in the Al Series

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 6
  • Lexile Measure: 610L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reissue edition (May 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140347860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140347869
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,699,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 1998
Format: Paperback
I read and reread this book so many times as a "preteen"........the characters are wonderful and lovable, hilarious...I am sorry to see that the sequels to this are no longer in print...what a shame. This is an excellent, absorbing book for younger adolescents.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lola Svetlana Trinidad on December 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
As a 12-year-old, I immersed myself in the fascinating and poignant world of Al. I really identified with her -- she is be-spectacled, precoscious, spent a lot of time alone, and came from a non-traditional family, but she was never "victimy." Rather, she seems to make the most of things, possessing a sort of a bittersweet pragmatism and independence that serves her well. I will never forget that Al read the Sunday New York Times cover-to-cover every weekend -- even the ads and the classifieds. I am 37-years-old and think of that almost each time I read the Times.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
It is a really good book! Constance C. Green is a really good author. A Girl Called AL is one of my favorite books. I felt like I know AL. It is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Mechlinski VINE VOICE on December 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
Two seventh-grade girls become friends when Al moves into the apartment building where the narrator (who is never named) lives. The narrator is initially skeptical of Al, who is slightly overweight and wears her hair in pigtails (to be a nonconformist, she says). But the two quickly bond, especially when the narrator introduces Al to her friend, building superintendent Mr. Richards.

Mr. Richards, a retired bartender, offers the girls shooters of Coke and shows them how he ice-skates on the kitchen floor with rags on his feet to get it so shiny. To Al, he's possibly the most nonconforming person she's ever met.

But, like anyone else, Mr. Richards has problems of his own...as the girls soon learn...
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I rediscovered A GIRL CALLED AL by recommending it to one of my elementary-school-age writing students and then rereading it after she told me how much she loved it. Forty years after I first read the book, I still fell in love with the narrator's innocent, yet perceptive voice and with Al, the nonconformist girl who shaped who I am today. This book also deals with the death of an older man friend, which I believe influenced the peaceful acceptance I feel about death today. A remarkable book that stands the test of time and generations.
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