Surviving Brick Johnson

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Clarion Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 74 pages
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Alex is running for his life. After making fun of the notorious bully Brick Johnson, he’s now convinced that Brick is out to get him. There is only one way to survive Brick Johnson--take karate lessons and become a powerful sensei. But after Brick shows up in karate class and treats Alex with respect, Alex’s picture of him begins to change. How can Brick be a bully and a nice guy at the same time?

Accompanied by Dan Yaccarino’s humorous illustrations, this funny, fast-paced story challenges readers to explore the way we think about people--and to break down the stereotypes that may prevent us from finding true friendship.

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Myers (Guinea Pigs Don't Talk, not reviewed, etc.) brings unusual insight to a perennial children's book topic. Having rashly done a rude imitation of hulking classmate Brick Johnson in front of the ... Read full review

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This is a good book about a boy named Alex who's in fifth grade. Alex has only been in fifth grade for two weeks and Brick Johnson is already after him. In the book Alex takes karate lessons to be like a sleek fighting machine when one day Brick joins in. When they're practicing Brick just started and he's already better than Alex. Find out what happens next if you read Surviving Brick Johnson. 

About the author (2000)

Laurie Myers comes from a writing family: both her mother, Betsy Byars, and her sister, Betsy Duffey, write children's books. Laurie's two previous books for Clarion are EARTHQUAKE IN THE THIRD GRADE and GUINEA PIGS DON'T TALK. She lives in Augusta, Georgia.

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