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The Resource Alvin Ho : allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions, by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham

Alvin Ho : allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions, by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham

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Alvin Ho : allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions
Title
Alvin Ho
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allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions
Statement of responsibility
by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho goes on a trip to China with his family
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Review
  • Grades 2-4 As the Ho family departs for a visit to China, Alvin’s trademark PDK (personal disaster kit) causes a disaster in the airport’s security line. Alvin’s loving and long-suffering dad is left to explain the forbidden contents in the first of many mishaps Alvin causes while dealing with his anxieties, this time over travel, ominous clay soldiers, and dragons! Young readers will get an introduction to famous Chinese sites—perhaps more than Alvin’s family does, since he sabotages each outing with some mishap. Look’s humorous and sympathetic characters and Pham’s delightful illustrations combine for another successful chapter-book collaboration. -- Dobrez, Cindy (Reviewed 06-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 19, p98)
  • Alvin Ho is at it again. Allergic to everything and all things girly, this 7-1/2-year-old worrywart hops a continent to visit relatives in Beijing. Is China ready for Alvin?The hilarious family vacation kicks off with an airport-security bang. Only Alvin can manage to set off alarms both on and off the plane, with his family of six in tow, including his baby sister (amusingly referred to in fish terms). Once in Beijing, Alvin meets his aunt Aiyi, uncle Jonathan (who looks "plain," not "Chinese at all"), and cousins Katie and Bean Sprout. The family zips off to such sights as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City, where dragons, "Peeking" duck and an encounter with a pit toilet go hand in hand. Amid his navigation of culture shock, Alvin becomes consumed with guilt over his dad's lost passport and his rejection of an orphan's wish for a friend. The way Look channels this adorable fraidy-cat continues to delight in this sixth Alvin book. Her lightning-quick dialogue sets the ideal tone and pace for reluctant travelers. Rendered in ink, Pham's illustrations convey the family's emotions, from anxiety to bliss, with simple, lively expressions. And around all the mayhem, there lies a story full of heart as big as China, where friendships (even with a girl) reach far beyond great walls.Pack your bags and prepare to fly. (glossary) (Fiction. 6-10)(Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10318699
Cataloging source
DLC
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Look, Lenore
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.L8682
LC item number
Ap 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pham, LeUyen
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Alvin Ho
Series volume
0006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fear in children
  • Travel
  • Chinese Americans
  • China
Target audience
juvenile
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allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions
Label
Alvin Ho : allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions, by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780385369732
Isbn Type
(glb)
Lccn
2013033324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858549865
  • (OCoLC)ocn858549865
  • 377066
Label
Alvin Ho : allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions, by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780385369732
Isbn Type
(glb)
Lccn
2013033324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858549865
  • (OCoLC)ocn858549865
  • 377066

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