Mallory on Board

From the Series Mallory

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Bon Voyage! Mallory and her family and friends are setting sail on a cruise. But poor Mallory feels like she’s sunk and she hasn’t even set sail yet. Her two best friends’ parents are getting married and even though Mallory is trying her best to be happy for Mary Ann and Joey, she can’t help feeling left out. Can Mallory find a way to be happy for her friends and not feel like a third wheel?

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2008-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.0
Reading Counts! Points 6.0
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV014000, JUV045000, JUV039020
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.375 x 7.3125
Lexile 740
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 112643
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
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School Library Journal

“Readers will enjoy the details of the cruise and the fancy wedding arrangements on board. The book is well designed, and the frequent black-and-white illustrations enhance this easy chapter book. There is bonus end matter, featuring Mallory’s spring break report and a special illustrated scrapbook. Her voice, which is sometimes humorous and sometimes full of self-pity, sounds authentic, and readers are sure to appreciate the happy ending.”
School Library Journal

Author: Laurie Friedman

Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.

Illustrator: Barbara Pollak

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Meet Mallory McDonald, a spunky, energetic young girl whose comical exploits and joke-telling will hit the mark with early chapter book readers. Check out Mallory’s website at Kids can meet Mallory’s creator (author Laurie Friedman), find out fun… View available downloads →