Eight-year-old David Bernstein discovers life is much more exciting when he calls himself Ali Baba Bernstein. Only Ali Baba would have dared to grab the class snail and escape to the boys' room for his own magic experiment. David would never have invited every David Bernstein in the phone book to his birthday party-or find himself hailed as a great detective-or discover adventures and misadventures everywhere he went. But Ali Baba Bernstein does!
About the Author
Johanna Hurwitz is the award-winning author of more than sixty popular books for young readers, including Faraway Summer; Dear Emma; Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better; Class Clown; Fourth-Grade Fuss; and Rip-Roaring Russell, an American Library Association Notable Book. Her work has won many child-chosen state awards. A former school librarian, she frequently visits schools around the country to talk about her books. Mrs. Hurwitz and her husband divide their time between Great Neck, New York, and Wilmington, Vermont.
Gail Owens is a well-known children's book artist living and working in Rock Tavern, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cute book about a boy that makes everyday life seem more interesting. I would read more in the series. I recommend for ages 6 and up. Reviewed by Cherese Vines