Alice the Brave

Alice the Brave

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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Alice the Brave by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

A month before eighth grade begins, Alice realizes she is going to have to face something she's been afraid of forever. Everybody, she knows, is afraid of something: elevators, dogs, planes, spiders . . . but her fear is worse. It's going to bring absolute disaster to the rest of her summer, maybe to the rest of her life. The truth is she's afraid of deep water!

It's a hot August, and everyone in Alice's gang goes to Mark Stedmeister's swimming pool almost every day. Alice sits at the shallow end. She plays badminton. She makes excuses, and keeps her problem secret.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Pamela, Alice's two best friends, tackle problems of their own, and are more or less successful. Life is changing for everyone but Alice.

Bravery begins in little ways, with small steps. That's what Alice finally discovers. And after she faces this particular fear, she knows she can summon the courage to face other fears as well.

As in her previous adventures, Alice tackles some of the big problems of growing up with humor and enterprise and learns once again that a brother, a father, and friends can offer amazing amounts of help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442465824
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Series: Alice , #7
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 623,517
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and its sequels, the Alice series, Roxie and the Hooligans, and Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard’s Roost. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit

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Alice the Brave 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all the Alice series! It's so realistic. I could understand what Alice is going through! Any 11-14 year olds would love this book as much as I did!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, it's about a 12 year old who's terrified of going into water over her head, among other things. It's a funny and really good book and I would really recommend it.
Vanes More than 1 year ago
I read the book Alice the Brave and i like for a lot of reasons. I think that is one of the best books that i read in my life. Also, Alice and i have a lot in common. The book too is about love and friends and she does not want to tell them that she is afraid of deep water. Her friends want that Alice in eigth grade go with them to compete in swimming, but she is afraid of deep water. I will recommend this book to the persons that are afraid of deep water. Also, to the persons that does not know how to say to their friends that they don't know how to swing and there boyfriend or girlfriend. I like this book a lot because the girl is afraid of deep water like me. Also because Alice was in summer vacation of seven grade like me. I want to read all the books about Alice, like The Agony of Alice, Alice in April, All but Alice and other books about her. I want to read them because i found Alice the Brave interesting, so i think the other books are going to be interesting too. Also i want to read other books of the same author to see if they are interesting like Alice the Brave.
konacat More than 1 year ago
The "Alice" series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the ideal young adult series. It involves friendship, family, school, and even romance. The books follow Alice through her teen years- from sixth grade to senior year- and include the embarassments all of us have faced at one time or another. Phyllis uses great writing, humor, and some drama in all of these books. She truly knows how to think like a teenager. Long live Phyllis Reynolds Naylor!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the alice books bring you in the book and i LOVE this series
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book exspresses a true teenage girl. The thoughts that go through her head are those of any other 12 years old girl.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was really good. The book contains realistic characters with realistic problems. All in all, I thought the book was great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was very entertaining:) it was soo funny and i've read it more then 4 times along with all the other alice books!:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book because it talked about fears and how to face them. I could really relate because I'm not a very good swimmer. I recommend this book.. it is really funny/cool.