Big Al

Big Al


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689817229
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 59,733
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at

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Big Al 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a son with special needs, a rare genetic syndrome, and this is his favorite book. He knows he is different from his peers, and like Al in the book, he justs wants to have friends. This is a great story, that I have used to explain to groups (his cub scout troop, his classroom) about my son and how he just wants to belong. The artwork is great, too, which is a bonus. As a special educator, this is a great book for all grade levels, especially as a discussion starter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful illustrations although Big Al could look a little scary for younger or more timid kids. Realistic story about how people should not base friendship on external looks, but what a person is like on the inside. There is a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago