Going the Distance (Alec London Series)
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Going the Distance (Alec London Series)
Moore, Stephanie Perry

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Author:

Moore, Stephanie Perry

Format:

Paperback

Publisher:

Lift Every Voice

ISBN-13:

9780802404121

ISBN:

080240412X

Release Date:

2011-12-20

Condition:

New with remainder mark.

Notes:

New with remainder mark.
The Alec London Series is a series written for boys, 8 – 12 years old.  Alec London is introduced in Stephanie Perry Moore's previously released series, The Morgan Love Series.  In this new series, readers get a glimpse of Alec's life up close and personal. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development, teaching boys how to effectively deal with the various issues they face at this stage of life. The series will also help boys develop their english and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.

The school year is ending and Alec is looking forward to taking it easy, sleeping late and not having to deal with Tyrod for the summer.  He is also looking forward to his mom coming home. But, when his dad plans a party and his mom doesn't show Alec's hopes are crushed. He finds out that his mom  has decided to stay in L.A. a little longer. Rather than sulking all summer, Alec decides to try to make the best of it by hanging out with his friends at the new neighborhood pool.  But, his dad has other plans for him and Antoine. Dad has decided to sent them to a summer baseball camp.  Alec couldn't believe this, he hated baseball.  When Alec and Antoine goes to baseball camp, Alec is miserable.  Their coach is a drill sargeant and Tyrod shows up.  While Antoine is fast becoming buddies with Antoine Alec is struggling because he doesn't feel like anything he does pleases the coach. He wants to quit but his dad gives him a pep talk about winners never quitting. So, Alec stays in the program. Alec gets a big surprise when mom invites the family to come and visit.  The boys get a chance to tour the city with mom. When mom goes back to work she enrolls them in an acting camp.  Alec doesn't think much of the camp to start but soon he finds himself warming up to acting. Antoine become jealous of him when he gets a part in a commercial but Alec does his best to make his brother feel included.  Alec auditions for huge part on a Disney Show and gets a callback.  When she finds out, his mom tells him he can not accept the part because he has to go home.  Alec is not happy and does not know what to do. When they go to church, the pastor talks about pleasing God. Alec realizes that even when things don't go his way he should try to please God in all that he does and obey his parents.

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