Albert McKisco (Tender is the Night) Albert McKisco is a minor but significant character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, Tender is the Night, which began as a four part serial in Scribner’s Magazine in 1934. Starting out as a relatively bothersome character, Albert morphs into a successful novelist and a likeable guy. His claims to fame lie both in his service as a foil for the protagonist, Dick Diver, and as a representative of the alter-ego of his author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Albert is a rather annoying, inferior, unsuccessful would-be-writer until he engages in a duel with a war veteran. He survives the duel, and the event transforms him. Albert, newly self-confident, becomes what he wants to be – a man of action, churning out novel after novel and becoming the toast of the Continent. All the while Albert’s fortunes rise, Dick Diver’s fall (as did Fitzgerald’s own). Fitzgerald was to have long-lasting success and acclaim, but he didn’t know that at the end of his own life. Perhaps if his parents had named him Albert…? Just asking.
Uncle Albert - a song by Paul McCartney
Albert (Donna Jo Napoli) - The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands in the palm of his hand, life is never the same. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Albert 2 (Lani Yamamoto) - In case you didn’t get to meet him last time, Albert - the little kid with the big ideas - is back! In the second title in this well-reviewed series Albert takes on flux and learns that time waits for no one. Everything is moving too fast and Albert wants it to stop. With a simple shout of -Stop! Albert thinks he can control the flow of things big and small, important and insignificant. Finally, he can do the things he wants, when he wants. Or can he? As evening turns to night and night turns to dawn our vivacious young adventurer learns an important lesson. The Albert series provides an opportunity for loved ones to explore intriguing and thought provoking topics together. Both children and adults will enjoy being a part of Albert’s second adventure. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Albert Einstein: Giants of Science (Kathleen Krull) - Albert Einstein. His name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstar - the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn't much for lab work; in fact he had a tendency to blow up experiments. What he liked to do was think, not in words but in "thought pictures." What was the result of all his thinking? Nothing less than the overturning of Newtonian physics. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute look at one of the true "Giants of Science" and the turbulent times in which he lived. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Albert Pujols: On the Field with Series (Matt Christopher) - Anyone who has ever had the privilege of watching Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals knows the sound of a hit. It's the sound his bat makes when it connects with the ball. It's a sound that's been heard countless times since his 2001 rookie season. That year, he took the league by storm by posting some of the most fantastic offensive stats of any rookie ever-and he's been doing the same ever since, shattering records and helping his team win games, including the 2006 World Series, with clutch hits and amazing home runs. This biography offers an up-close look at this superstar's life and the most memorable moments of his outstanding career to date. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Albert the Bear (Nick Buttersworth) - When Albert arrives in Mr. Jolly's toy shop, the other toys think he is the saddest-looking bear they have ever seen. Determined to cheer him up, the toys spring into action. But underneath his frown, Albert the bear has a surprise of his own...Nick Butterworth's vibrant illustrations and memorable characters tell a delightfully charming story filled with giggles -- and some very big laughs indeed! Recommended for ages 3-6.
Albert the Fix-it Man (Janet Lord) - Albert is always on the lookout for things to fix. If a hinge is rusty, he oils it. If a roof is leaky, he repairs it. When Mr. Jensen s old green pickup needs a new motor, Albert hoists up the truck and drops it in. All his neighbors count on Albert to help them. He is never too busy or too tried to help. But one day Albert is too sick to get out of bed. He’s dizzy and his bones ache. When his neighbors find out, they all lend a hand to help Albert. Thanks to his friends, he is quickly on the mend. Author Janet Lord s simple story of generosity repaid is complemented by artist Julie Paschkis s colorful, folk-style illustrations. The result is a timeless story for young children that celebrates the importance of helping others and demonstrates the value of community. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Albert's Alphabet (Leslie Tryon) - Albert the school carpenter has been assigned a task that seems virtually impossible! He has to build an alphabet for the walking path on the school playground. All twenty-six letters! And by three o'clock! How is he ever going to finish on time? Does he even have enough materials? Luckily, Albert is one clever carpenter. He not only finishes on time, he builds what could be the most ingenious alphabet ever! Recommended for ages 3-6.
Albert's Ballgame (Leslie Tryon) - Play Ball! It's opening day, and everyone in Pleasant Valley is at the Old Field for the first game of the baseball season. They pitch beanballs and mean balls; they hit fly balls and sky balls; they catch curve balls and swerve balls -- and in the stands they even do the Wave! Will Albert the duck's team win? It doesn't matter -- everyone's there to have fun, and no one will have more fun than the reader, smack dab in the middle of the ballpark in Leslie Tryon's joyous tribute to the national pastime. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Albert's Thanksgiving (Leslie Tryon) - It's time for the great Thanksgiving feast in Pleasant Valley, and there's so much to be done! There are hats and Indian headbands to be made, as well as decorations of dried cornstalks and bright-colored leaves. But who will make the new harvest table and the cross-legged turkeys? And what about the vegetables? These must be harvested if there's going to be a feast, but everyone has forgotten about them! Luckily, Albert the duck hasn't forgotten. He'll make sure this is the best Thanksgiving feast since 1621! Recommended for ages 5-8.
Cloudland (John Burningham) - While hiking in the mountains with his parents, Albert tumbles off a cliff—but is saved by the cloud children who utter magic words that make him very light and keep him from falling. Albert has a wonderful time jumping, swimming, painting, and racing in the sky with the cloud children (he even walks along the jet stream of an airplane!)...until he remembers his mother and father and his own little bed at home. It takes the cloud queen, the man in the moon, and a few more magic words to return Albert to earth. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein (Don Brown) - When he was born, Albert was a peculiar, fat baby with an unusually big and misshaped head. When he was older, he hit his sister, bothered his teachers, and didn’t have many friends. But in the midst of all of this, Albert was fascinated with solving puzzles and fixing scientific problems. The ideas Albert Einstein came up with during his childhood as an odd boy out were destined to change the way we know and understand the world around us…Recommended for ages 4-8.
Prince Albert and the Doomsday Device (Clive London) - Jack has been wondering about the disappearance of his father for over a year now. Tucked away in the remote village of Rothchild, all the children have been living on their wits since their parents were carted away by order of the Queen. When a passing stranger entrusts him with stabling his horse for the night, Jack takes the opportunity to ride as fast and far as he can out of town and toward London. His plan is to find his father, but with no money and little knowledge of the world, he finds danger and adventure instead. It doesn't help that the closer he comes to finding his father, the closer he comes to uncovering a ruthless plot to overthrow the monarchy. What begins as a simple journey quickly turns into a swashbuckling adventure of epic proportions as Jack is joined by none other than Prince Albert himself. With the help of the Prince's royal bodyguards and Jack's own scrappy courage, they just might be able to uncover the truth of the plot against the throne, Jack's missing father, and the mysterious Doomsday Device that threatens them all. Recommended for ages young adult.
Famous People Named Albert - Albert Einstein (renowned physicist); Albert Pujols (baseball player); Albert Arnold "Al" Gore (environmentalist); Albert Belle (baseball player); Albert Brooks (actor); Albert Camus (Nobel Prize winning author); Albert Costa (tennis player); Albert Edwards (football player); Albert Schweitzer (Nobel Prize winner for peace); Albert Siebert (hockey player); Prince Albert (royalty); Albert Hofmann (Swiss chemist, inventor of LSD)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Albert - Grace Kelly (actress/royalty); Al Gore (former U.S. Vice President); Albert Pujols (baseball player)