Mallory vs. Max

From the Series Mallory

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

Spunky, eight-year-old Mallory McDonald is very unhappy when her parents decide to get her older brother Max a dog. Why would her parents agree to such a thing? Dogs are smelly and bark and chew on things. Plus, they already have a perfectly good cat, Cheeseburger. When they finally get the puppy, it’s worse than Mallory imagined. Everyone loves Champ and he and Max are getting all of the attention. Poor Mallory—now everyone’s mad at her. What should she do?

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2005
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2005-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
BISACS JUV045000, JUV014000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.3125
Lexile 620
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 84389
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Awards, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award Reading List Selection, Long-listed, 2015
  • CBC Children's Choices, Winner, 2005
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2005

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Punctuated by pointed family discussions on attitude correction and the importance of team play, this unsubtle sibling-tiff tale should please fans of Junie B. Jones and similar whiny fair. Mallory’s diatribe should draw, if not excite, fledgling chapter-book readers.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“An appealing flawed heroine and many effective cartoon illustrations will appeal to the Junie B. Jones set.” —The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal

“Schmitz’s expressive cartoon illustrations and the large typeface make the book appealing to beginning chapter-book readers. For fans of Barbara Park’s ‘Junie B. Jones’ series (Random) and Megan McDonald’s ‘Judy Moody’ books (Candlewick), this selection is right on target.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Tamara Schmitz

As an illustrator, Tamara Schmitz is well known to the many elementary-grade fans of Laurie Friedman's Mallory chapter books. Tamara grew up one of six children in the small town of Carey, Ohio. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and spent her early career as an art director in advertising, teaching art, and illustrating greeting cards. Schmitz addresses a topic close to her own heart in her original self-illustrated picture book Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce. Sitting at her desk for too many hours, however, drives Tamara crazy. So in her free time she works on getting her third degree black belt in Taekwondo. Tamara resides in Cincinnati with her husband, two children, and stepson.

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.

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Mallory

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 www.mallorymcdonald.com. Kids can meet Mallory’s creator (author Laurie Friedman), find out fun… View available downloads →