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Alexander’s dad has a new job 1,000 miles away, so now his family has to move. Alexander would rather have poison ivy. Maybe he could live with the Baldwins and their dog. He’s always wanted a dog. How can he leave Rachel, his favorite baby-sitter, who taught him to stand on his head and whistle with two fingers (but not at the same time)? And his best friend Paul, who’s like a brother, except that he doesn’t call Alexander "puke-face" like his real brother does? Just as Alexander is ready to hide from his parents, Dad decides that a boy might need a dog to make the move easier. And Mom says he can call Paul long distance. He’s already memorized the number.

Johnny Heller’s interpretation of this popular best seller is a fun listening experience for children of all ages. Judith Viorst’s remarkable empathy for children shines brilliantly once again.

©1995 Judith Viorst (P)1999 Recorded Books

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