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The Heroic Life Of Al Capsella (Al Capsella #1)

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Fourteen-year-old Al Capsella, desperately trying to be normal and blend in with the rest of the crowd, is constantly embarrassed by his highly unconventional parents.
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Published March 1st 1990 by Henry Holt & Company (first published January 1st 1988)
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TheSaint
Oct 24, 2008 TheSaint rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Read this a long time ago. I thought it was hilarious, even as an adult. Or perhaps because of it...
Al's parents are a constant embarassment to him. He encourages them to be "normal" and they take his suggestions with good humor.
but when Al and Mrs. Capsella visit his grandparents, he finds out that normalcy might not be all that.
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May 17, 2012 Christina rated it liked it
It's alright...I suppose.
It is a very interesting book...I suppose.
Not one of the finest fruit in the fruit bowl.
I wouldn't read it again.
I dislikey.

*nothing against those who like this book.
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Judith Clarke was born in Sydney and educated at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University in Canberra. She has worked as a teacher and librarian, and in Adult Education in Victoria and New South Wales.

A major force in YA fiction both in Australia and internationally, Judith Clarke's novels include the multi-award-winning Wolf on the Fold, as well as Friend of my Hea
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