Allie, First at Last: A Wish Novel by Angela CervantesAllie, First at Last: A Wish Novel by Angela Cervantes

Allie, First at Last: A Wish Novel

byAngela Cervantes

Paperback | June 27, 2017

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Great friendships and first crushes-WISH books are for the tweens who love stories with heart!

Allie Velasco wants to be a trailblazer.

A trendsetter.

A winner.

No better feeling exists in the world than stepping to the top of a winner's podium and hoisting a trophy high in the air. At least, that's what Allie thinks . . . she's never actually won anything before. Everyone in her family is special in some way - her younger sister is a rising TV star; her brother is a soccer prodigy; her great-grandfather is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

With a family like this, Allie knows she has to make her mark or risk being left behind. She's determined to add a shiny medal, blue ribbon, or beautiful trophy to her family's award shelf. When a prestigious school contest is announced, Allie has the perfect opportunity to take first - at last. There's just one small snag . . . her biggest competition is also her ex-best friend, Sara. Can Allie take top prize and win back a friend - or is she destined to lose it all?

Angela Cervantes is a poet, storyteller, and animal lover. She lives with her husband in Kansas. Visit her online at
Title:Allie, First at Last: A Wish NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.57 × 5.26 × 0.51 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545812682

ISBN - 13:9780545812689


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Allie, First at Last:"A sweet middle-grade read that promotes compassion and empathy over competitiveness." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Laced with Mexican-American language and culture, this realistic drama is filled with gentle humor, big lessons, and even bigger heart." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Gaby, Lost and Found:â??A timely, touching and nuanced portrayal of real-life challenges experienced bychildren in mixed-status families.â?-- Kirkus Reviewsâ??An emotionally compelling story.â? â?? School Library Journalâ??A timely and important story about immigration, deportation, and abandonmentwrapped in a warm-hearted tale that will appeal to all.â? -- Sonia Manzano, EmmyAward-winning actress who plays â??Mariaâ? on Sesame Street and Pura Belpre HonorAward-winning author of The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.