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Authors: Patricia Reilly Giff

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But then he saw Angel’s arm.

Poison ivy! It must be from the nature walk.


Angel would probably figure that out.

He’d be right back to Number Eighty-seven again.

But for now, he was Number One.


Patricia Reilly Giff
is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Several of her novels for older readers have been chosen as ALA-ALSC Notable Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. They include
The Gift of the Pirate Queen; All the Way Home; Water Street; Nory Ryan’s Song
, a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Honor Book for Fiction; and the Newbery Honor Books
Lily’s Crossing
Pictures of Hollis Woods. Lily’s Crossing
was also chosen as a
Boston Globe–Horn Book
Honor Book. Her most recent books are
Big Whopper, Eleven, Wild Girl
, and
. Patricia Reilly Giff lives in Connecticut.

Alasdair Bright
is a freelance illustrator who has worked on numerous books and advertising projects. He loves drawing and is never without his sketchbook. He lives in Bedford, England.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Text copyright © 2010 by Patricia Reilly Giff
Illustrations copyright © 2010 by Alasdair Bright

All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Giff, Patricia Reilly.
Number one kid / Patricia Reilly Giff; illustrated by
Alasdair Bright. —1st ed.
p. cm.
Summary: When Mitchell’s father gets a new job and his family moves,
he and his sister go to a new school where they must make new friends
and adjust to new routines.
eISBN: 978-0-375-89635-4
[1. Schools—Fiction. 2. Brothers and sisters—Fiction.
3. Self-confidence—Fiction.] I. Bright, Alasdair, ill. II. Title.
PZ7.G3626Nu 2010

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