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Alistair Underwater

Alistair Underwater

by Marilyn Sadler

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- Just when readers thought it was safe to get back in the water, along comes Alistair on a submarine adventure. Alistair Grittle , world class neatnik and dull guy seen in Alistair in Outer Space (1984) and Alistair's Time Machine (1986, both S. & S.), once again innocently wanders in and out of outrageous situations and near disasters with total composure and his own brand of logical reasoning. This time out, Alistair builds himself a submersible to explore his backyard pond and ends up in an enormous underground cavern where he meets some amiable frog people and ends up saving them from a frightful sea monster (the Gooze) who has long been terrorizing their waters. The unruffled young hero returns home in time for supper where his quest for a quiet, ordinary life might just have to be put on hold a while longer--as the surprise on the last page reveals. Bollen's bold, expansive cartoons executed in vivid color capture the drama and perfectly complement the deadpan, tongue-in-cheek earnestness of the text. Fastidious fans will not be disappointed by this flaky fantasy.-- Luann Toth, School Library Journal

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