Learning the Rules
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: September 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 160
Series: Alec London Series
Dimensions: 7.50 × 5.25 (inches)
The Alec London Series is a series written for boys, 8 – 12 years old. Alec London is introduced in Stephanie Perry Moore's previously released series, The Morgan Love Series. In this new series, readers get a glimpse of Alec's life up close and personal. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development, teaching boys how to effectively deal with the various issues they face at this stage of life. The series will also help boys develop their English and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.
Alec's mom has decided to stay in L.A. permanently to focus on her acting career. In addition to being angry, Alec is confused. Why would mom leave them for a dumb job so far away? To add to the confusion in his life, Alec is getting into trouble and being bullied, both at home and at school.
At school he and his brother Antoine get into an argument when Alec tells the Coach that it was Antoine and not him who knocked down their teammate. Later Alec ends up in his dad's office, after attempting to keep, Gilmer, the new kid in school from getting beat up by Tyrod and his gang. Alec gets mad with Gilmer when he does not say thank you for trying to help him or speak up for him when in his father's office.
On the home front, Alec is further frustrated by his mom's decision about her acting career and her new friends. And, he is being picked on by his jerk brother Antoine. His biggest challenge however is Little P, his second cousin who grandma brings to stay with them when she returns. Little P is a seventh grader and a bully. Along with Antoine, they rough up Alec at home, making things even harder for him. As Alec struggles through trying to do well in school, stay out of trouble and handle things going on at home, he needs help. When he goes to church on Easter Sunday, Alec hears a message that helps him look at his life a bit differently. He learns that the right way to deal with all that is going on in his life is to let his parents handle their situation, pray and trust God to him show him how and help him be his best.
DERRICK MOORE is a former NFL athlete who played for the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, and Arizona Cardinals following his successful college football career. Since his retirement from the NFL in 1998 he has been in demand as a motivational speaker for professional teams, civic groups, churches, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is on staff with FCA, serving as the chaplain of the football program at Georgia Tech. Derrick is the author of The Great Adventure and the general editor for the Strength and Honor Bible. He and his wife, Stephanie, a Christian fiction novelist, live in greater Atlanta area with their two daughters.