By Lenore Look

ISBN-10: 0375898824

ISBN-13: 9780375898822

This is the fourth ebook within the liked and hilarious Alvin Ho bankruptcy booklet sequence, which has been in comparison to Diary of a Wimpy child and is ideal for starting and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American moment grader who is fearful of everything, is dealing with whatever actually frightening: the concept that anyone he loves may well die. whilst Alvin's GungGung loses his ally, Alvin (gulp) volunteers to compliment him to the funeral.

From Lenore glance and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching sequence with a very unforgettable character.

“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy child the humor that stems from attempting to control the world.” —Newsday

“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post

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During the wake, friends of the deceased gamble near the coffin while they’re guarding the corpse; the gambling helps the guards stay awake all night—’ ” “Mr. Kemp,” Flea interrupted. Mr. Kemp stopped. He looked up from his book. “Alvin hasn’t breathed since you started reading,” said Flea. ” Everyone turned. Maybe I was freaked out, and maybe I wasn’t. Who could tell? I was wearing my emergency scary mask to scare away all the scary thoughts. ” said Mr. Kemp. ” Silence. Fortunately, Mr. Kemp is a very good librarian.

I nodded again. ” asked Hobson. “The works,” I said. Sam whistled. “Man,” he said. ” I sat up taller. “You gotta be a man to bury a man,” I said. ” “Dude,” said Scooter respectfully. “Dude,” said Jules solemnly. ” I swallowed. ” asked Nhia. ” “I invited myself,” I said. My words floated like shiny balloons above my head. Mouths opened. Eyes blinked. So I sent up the shiniest balloon of all. “My dad says I’m a hero,” I said, puffing out my chest. The heads on the bus nodded up and down. The eyes on the bus grew big and round.

I asked. ” cried Calvin, hugging his pillow. ” Then he really cried. ” There’s no fooling Calvin, that’s for sure. Poor Calvin. And when Calvin cries like that, I cry too. ” Then we cried ourselves to sleep. That night I had a dream that GungGung and I were on our way to Charlie Chow Fun’s funeral. Up the street we went, hand in hand. People came out of their shops and greeted us. “What a brave boy,” said the cookie maker. “Courageous,” said the mail carrier. “He deserves a medal,” said the sandwich lady.

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