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The Alligators  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  John Updike - First Edition; First Printing - c1990 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and

The Alligators - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Updike, John

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Mankato, MN: Creative Education Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. c1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A most handsome first edition/first printing, De Bellis/Broomfield A131. Unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. This short story was first published (as "The Same Door") in The New Yorker Magazine Magazine, March 22, 1958. A rather scarce title; Charlie joins the others in his fifth grade class in tormenting and ridiculing the unpopular new girl Joan, until a strange dream prompts him to treat her differently. (From the publisher) .

Published in 1989, The Alligators by John Updike tells the story of Charlie as he joins the others in his fifth grade class in tormenting and ridiculing the unpopular new girl Joan. Power struggles ensue until a strange dream of alligators prompts him to look at the social interactions a little more closely.


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On Jan 20 2009, petgirl10 said:
  "i really enjoyed this book! But, I have a question what is the theme? Some reasons of why i love it is because i love romance! it was wonderful seeing how Charlie was a bully at first but then he loved Joan!"

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