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Alice-By-Accident

(2000)
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Nine-year-old Alice must write about herself for a school assignment, and in doing so, she sorts out her feelings about her somewhat prickly single mother, the father she has never met, her flamboyant paternal grandmother and the rest of her sometimes confusing life. Alice doesn't see how she can write her life story as a class assignment. How can she fit nine years into a couple of pages? Her pets have died and the only family she has is her mother. Until recently she had a beloved interfering grandmother -- Gene -- but she's gone from Alice's life. Besides, Alice discovered ages ago she was born by accident, and that's the sort of private thing you don't write about for school. Alice does the assignment but she thinks it's boring, until she discovers a need to write about her true life -- the exciting, complicated and private of her life. She writes how Gene came along, how she changed Alice's life, making it richer in experience but also more complicated. She records ongoing quarrels between Gene and her mother which ended with the Big Row and now she can't see Gene any more. Lynne Reid Banks has written a truly compelling story of a creative child caught in the middle of a difficult but very real and increasingly common situation.

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Used availability for Lynne Reid Banks's Alice-By-Accident

Hardback Editions

March 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: Alice-by-Accident
Author(s): Lynne Reid Banks
ISBN: 0-00-714386-9 / 978-0-00-714386-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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June 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Alice-By-Accident
Author(s): Lynne Reid Banks
ISBN: 0-613-81955-1 / 978-0-613-81955-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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May 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alice-by-Accident (An Avon Camelot Book)
Author(s): Lynne Reid Banks
ISBN: 0-380-97865-2 / 978-0-380-97865-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

May 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alice By Accident
Author(s): Lynne Reid Banks
ISBN: 0-00-714387-7 / 978-0-00-714387-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Alice-By-Accident
Author(s): Lynne Reid Banks
ISBN: 0-606-24595-2 / 978-0-606-24595-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alice-by-Accident
Author(s): Lynne Reid Banks
ISBN: 0-380-81560-5 / 978-0-380-81560-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alice by Accident
Author(s): Lynne Reid Banks
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alice By Accident
Author(s): Lynne Reid Banks
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK