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Earth To Andrew O. Blechman

Earth To Andrew O. Blechman

by Jane Breskin Zalben
     
 

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Andrew O. Blechman, aspiring comedian, makes a deal with his downstairs neighbor Lou Pearlstein, a former vaudevillian. The special relationship that develops between Andrew and Mr. Pearlstein is especially heartwarming and satisfying.

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Andrew O. Blechman, aspiring comedian, makes a deal with his downstairs neighbor Lou Pearlstein, a former vaudevillian. The special relationship that develops between Andrew and Mr. Pearlstein is especially heartwarming and satisfying.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Zalben's latest novel concerns an aspiring fourth grade comedian whose hero is Henny Youngman. Andrew learned about Youngman from Mr. Pearlstein, an old vaudevillian who lives in the apartment upstairs. Andrew and Mr. Pearlstein make a deal: Mr. Pearlstein will teach Andrew all of his routines, and in return the boy will prepare Mr. Pearlstein for the Bar Mitzvah that the old man never had. Then Andrew learns that Mr. Pearlstein has asked his grandmother for a date--What if they get married? Zalben's story has an interesting premise, but Andrew's character is not genuine enough for credibility. Also, since most of the book's humor depends on delivery, its appeal is somewhat lost on the printed page. While a book depicting realistic Jewish youngsters would be welcome, Zalben's strained efforts have produced disappointing results. Ages 8-12. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595129195
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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