Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster

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Voyager Books, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 34 pages
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Sage has misheard and misunderstood one of Mrs. Page's weekly vocabulary words. Her error leads to a humbling catastrophe: a momentous tragedy, in front of the entire class. Can Sage turn her vocabulary disaster: an event bringing great misfortune, into a triumph: a true success?
Anyone who has ever been daunted: discouraged or disheartened, by a mere word in the dictionary will cheer wildly: in a manner lacking all restraint, as Sage transforms embarrassment into victory in Debra Frasier's touching story of loving--and mistaking--our glorious language.

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User Review  - Elizabeth Meadows - Goodreads

What fun! It's rare to find good character development in a mostly-picture book for children, but the author does it beautifully. Add the alphabet game and vocabulary words and you've got a superb piece of work. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Joshua Altmanshofer - Goodreads

This book is charming; I love everything about it. The artwork is distinctive and clever. The story is witty and funny. My students love it too. It always gets laughs. I use it to teach, what else, vocabulary. Perfect for highlighting the importance of understanding words. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Debra Frasier created the illustrations for this book from what she found in her fifth-grade daughter's desk-markers, notebook paper, pencils, glue, and scissors. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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