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The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein (Ali Baba Bernstein)

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Eight-year-old David Bernstein discovers life is much more exciting when he calls himself Ali Baba Bernstein. Only Ali Baba would have dared to grab the class snail and escape to the boys' room for his own magic experiment. David would never have invited every David Bernstein in the phone book to his birthday party -- or find himself hailed as a great detective -- or disco ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by HarperCollins (first published 1985)
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Abby Johnson
David Bernstein was eight years, five months, and seventeen days old when he decided to change his name… to Ali Baba.
You see, it all started when David was assigned to do a book report in class and the teacher gave extra credit for fat books. David decided he wanted to read the longest book out of anyone in his school, so he started reading the phone book. And he discovered that NOT ONLY were there three other Davids in his class, there were 17 David Bernsteins in his city!

David was sick of be
Would recommend this to any second or third grader. David thinks his life will be more interesting if he changes his name, and, in a way, he does find adventure. Would be fun to have kids write about what name they would choose if they could change their own. Ali Baba learns his imagination makes life more fun, not his new name.
Cute story of a young boy who wants to be unique and takes a special name to make him special.
A fun second through fourth grade. We enjoyed it coming back from Blanding Ut during Fall Break.
Cherese A. Vines
Jun 28, 2013 Cherese A. Vines rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ages 6+
Cute book about a boy that makes everyday life seem more interesting.
cute. Not much to it, but cute.
Fall Break to Blanding Ut.
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Johanna Hurwitz is the author of more than 60 children's books. These include RUSSELL SPROUTS, BASEBALL FEVER, PEEWEE'S TALE, SQUIRREL WORLD, MIGHTY MONTY and THE HOT & COLD SUMMER. In addition, she has written several biographies for young readers including ones about Anne Frank and Helen Keller. Her books have won many children's choice awards from states where readers vote for their favori ...more
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