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Starting with Alice

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Atheneum Books, $15.95 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84395-2

Alice fans (and their younger friends) are in for a treat as Phyllis Reynolds Naylor turns back the clock on the popular series hero: Starting with Alice documents the ups and downs of Alice's third-grade year. Two additional prequels are planned, to bring the younger Alice up to the point where the original series opener, Alice in Agony, begins (see Children's Books, p. 27). (Sept.)