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Book review: Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever, by Judith Viorst

Viorst, Judith. Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever. Illustrated by Isidre Monés. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014. $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4814-2353-3. 36 pages. Ages 4-8. P7Q8

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My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Let’s face it, everyone has bad days. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  530 more words

Life

Thou Shalt Not Kill Off Thy Characters . . . or Should You?

Tess Gerritson makes some interesting comments about this topic:

Tess says:

http://www.tessgerritsen.com/kill-the-character/

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Even in stories for younger audiences where killing is not part of the plot–bad things can and… 67 more words

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Family Sticks (Movie Review)

The night before his twelfth birthday, Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) wishes his family would experience the typical day of a middle schooler who isn’t “cool.” While most of what happens that day  392 more words

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FRIENDS--SUCH GOOD FRIENDS: MY BLACK BOOKS

BY: JAMES F. O’NEIL

“Friends, Good Friends–and Such Good Friends”–by Judith Viorst (1977)

I came across Judith Viorst’s essay on friendship many years ago. It was included in a writing text, as an example of one of the major (“classic”) expository writing strategies: Classification. 856 more words

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