Download e-book for kindle: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (Alvin Ho by Lenore Look

By Lenore Look

ISBN-10: 0375849653

ISBN-13: 9780375849657

ALVIN HO IS an Asian American moment grader who's frightened of everything--elevators, tunnels, women, and, so much of all, institution. He's so frightened of tuition that, whereas he's there, he by no means, ever, says a observe. yet at domestic he's a really loud superhero named Firecracker guy, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he will be similar to his dad.

From the writer of the ALA extraordinary Ruby Lu sequence comes a humorous and touching bankruptcy book--perfect for either starting and reluctant readers-- that introduces a very unforgettable personality.

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By virtue of her profession, however, Nancy breaks both taboos when, as all detectives must, she acts in order to know. In her alliance with knowledge as well as her active self-determination, Nancy represents a distinctly ‘unfeminine’ lifestyle, which is exactly why she has fascinated female readers for decades. We can also see this intriguing dynamic of active knowledge at work in two novels which predate Nancy Drew and, arguably, much of children’s mystery literature: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess (1888) and The Secret Garden (1911).

Female characters in both religious tracts and ‘penny dreadfuls’ were either damsels in distress, pure, innocent models of nineteenth-century femininity … [or] girls or women who have been led astray by passion or by a desire for wealth or power, and who are invariably punished for their unfeminine behaviour. (Gorham, ‘Ideology’, 41) In order for children – especially female children – to be able to exercise authority, then, the figures which usually exert control over them 36 Mary Jeanette Moran must be removed or made ineffective, and Burnett does this with a vengeance.

London: Unwin, 1975. Traherne, Thomas. ), Thomas Traherne: Selected Poems and Prose. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991, pp. 187–315. Vaughan, Henry. ), The Complete Poetry of Henry Vaughan. New York: Anchor, 1964, p. 169. Wilson, A. N. C. S. Lewis: A Biography. London: Collins, 1990. 3 Nancy’s Ancestors: the Mystery of Imaginative Female Power in The Secret Garden and A Little Princess Mary Jeanette Moran When my grandmother gave me The Secret of the Old Clock (1930), the first book in the Nancy Drew series, I immediately became addicted to the escapades of the dauntless heroine.

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