The Life And Times Of Benny Alvarez by Peter JohnsonThe Life And Times Of Benny Alvarez by Peter Johnson

The Life And Times Of Benny Alvarez

byPeter Johnson

Hardcover | June 24, 2014

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This heartfelt story about school, friendship, and family is perfect for readers who can't get enough of such middle grade favorites as Jerry Spinelli and Gary D. Schmidt. From acclaimed author Peter Johnson, The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez is a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate your family all the more.

Everyone thinks Benny Alvarez is Mr. Negativity. According to Benny, he's just realistic about seeing the "other side" of things—when it comes to just about everything. But maybe there's another way to deal with the things Benny can't control—like his ailing grandfather, his wild younger brother, and the know-it-all girls at school. In this poignant novel about acceptance, Benny Alvarez will have to decide . . . is the glass half empty or half full?

Peter Johnson grew up in Buffalo, New York, at a time when they had a good football team, which seems like fifty years ago. Similar to Benny Alvarez and his friends, Peter always loved words, knowing he was going to be a teacher or a professional baseball player. Also, being from a long line of Irish storytellers, he loved reading and ...
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Title:The Life And Times Of Benny AlvarezFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062215965

ISBN - 13:9780062215963

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“This friendship story will appeal to word nerds and those that tolerate them, and it may even produce some tears under cover of humor.”