search for books and compare prices
cover image
Big Al
By Andrew Clements and Yoshi (illustrator)
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback | School and Library | Reinforced | Prebinding
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atheneum
Publication date November 1, 1988
Pages 28
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780887080753
ISBN-10 0887080758
Dimensions 0.25 by 10.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $18.99
Other format details juvenile
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: In an age of such obsession with appearance, this simple tale of a big, gentle fish and the qualities that make friendship real will touch children and encourage them to look again. Yoshi's remarkable batik illustrations capture all the charm and emotion of Big Al's character, and bring this story vibrantly and colorfully to life.

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
 
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
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.