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Big Al
By Yoshi (illustrator) and Andrew Clements
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atheneum
Publication date September 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689817229
ISBN-10 0689817223
Dimensions 0.25 by 8.50 by 10.25 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a tale that emphasizes the importance of character rather than appearance, Big Al, a nobby, gnarly fish, has trouble getting other fish to judge him on his merits but finds a way to show his true colors
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Poor Big Al! He just wants to make friends. And in the whole wide blue sea you can't find a nicer fish. But because Big Al is large and scary-looking, the little fish are afraid to get to know him.
What can he do? He tries everything he can think of -- from disguising himself with seaweed to burrowing under the ocean floor so he'll look smaller. But something always goes wrong, and lonely Big Al wonders if he'll ever have a single friend. Then one frightening day, when a fishing net captures the other fish, Big Al gets the chance to prove what a wonderful friend he can be!

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780887081545
 
Min edition from Aladdin Paperbacks (December 1, 1990)
9780887081545 | details & prices | 5.50 × 4.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $4.95
About: A big scary fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance, until the day his size and strength save them all from a fisherman's net.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780689817229
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Atheneum (September 1, 1997)
9780689817229 | details & prices | 8.50 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.
School and Library
Book cover for 9780887080753
 
from Atheneum (November 1, 1988)
9780887080753 | details & prices | 28 pages | 10.50 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.99
About: A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (September 1, 1991)
9780606089562 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels Preschool | List price $10.10
This edition also contains Big Al, Big Al
About: A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780833565518
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833565518 | details & prices | 10.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.40
About: A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.

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