Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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Atheneum, 1972 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In the spiky spirit of Sunday Morning (1969) but more truly attuned to a child's point of view, Viorst reviews a really aggravating (if not terrible, horrible, and very bad) day in the life of a ... Read full review

A Terrific, Wonderful, Very Good Book!

User Review  - Duckiemom - Borders

For everyone who has ever had a bad day, this is the book for you. It is NOT Alexander's day. If it can go wrong, from the breakfast cereal not giving you the desired result to not finding the shoes ... Read full review


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About the author (1972)

Judith Viorst was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 2, 1931. She graduated from Rutgers University (1952) and the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (1981). She has written extensively, her works include children's books, collections of poetry, lyrics to musicals, several works of fiction, and a cookbook. She has won a Silver Pencil award (for The Tenth Good Thing About Barney) and an Emmy (for poems used in an Anne Bancroft TV special).

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