Brand: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Product Code: 9780689711992

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Brief Description:
Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.


Brief Description:
Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.


Brief Description:
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Atheneum, 1978.


Biographical Note:
Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.

Ray Cruz is the illustrator of the modern classics Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.


Marc Notes:
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Atheneum, 1978.;Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.


Publisher Marketing:
Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar-- and he was rich. There were so many things he could do with all of that money!

He could buy as much gum as he wanted, or even a walkie-talkie, if he saved enough.

But somehow the money began to disappear...

Readers of all ages will be delighted by this attractive new edition of Judith Viorst's beloved picture book.



Publisher Marketing:
Anthony has two dollars and three quarters and one dime and seven nickels and eighteen pennies. Nicholas has one dollar and two quarters and five dimes and five nickels and thirteen pennies.

Alexander has...bus tokens.

And even when he's rich, pretty soon all he has is bus tokens.

He was rich. Last Sunday.

Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie came and gave Anthony and Nicholas and Alexander each a dollar. Alexander was saving his. Maybe for a walkietalkie.

And then there was bubble gum, some bets with Anthony and Nicholas (that Alexander lost), a snake rental, a garage sale, and all kinds of other things to spend money on.

And now all he has is bus tokens. When he used to be rich last Sunday.



Publisher Marketing:
Alexander grapples with money management in this beloved picture book from Judith Viorst, author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar--and he was rich. There were so many things that he could do with all of that money!

He could buy as much gum as he wanted, or even a walkie-talkie, if he saved enough. But somehow the money began to disappear...


Review Citations:
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 (EAN 9781416996217, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio:  Viorst, Judith
Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.

Contributor Bio:  Cruz, Ray
Ray Cruz is the illustrator of the modern classics Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.