Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

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by Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz
     
 

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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

Overview

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...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689711992
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
08/30/1987
Series:
Alexander Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
65,509
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
AD570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A graduate in 1981 of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, children’s chapter and picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies—adult fiction and nonfiction—including the New York Times bestseller, Necessary Losses—poetry for children and adults, and four musicals. Her most recent book of poetry for adults, Wait For Me and Other Poems About the Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2015. Her most recent book of poetry for children, What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? was published in 2016 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.

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.

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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich, Last Sunday 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JohnathanJL More than 1 year ago
I like this book, because it tought me not to spend money on things that I don't need.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My kids love all of the Alexander books and this one has the added bonus of teaching about money too. My daughters (now 5 and almost 7) have enjoyed the books for several years. This one not only teaches about how easy it is to squander your money away, but it painlessly teaches coin values, subtraction and more subtle math. Any child with siblings will relate to poor Alexander and his brotherly woes too. A favorite around here!
Greenish More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent for tying the language arts curriculum to mathematics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book, though not as much fun as the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It was a theme gift so I bought a cute little kids style cash box from Kazoo, some stickers to personalize the box and a roll of quarters inside the cash box and the book to go along.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like it so much, I read it in front of the class. I like the part where he bought unrefundable bottles to Friendly market. The people there aren't so friendly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because i never will spend my money on thinngs i dont need
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey, who saw the Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day movie?! It was cute!
Okie_Jewell More than 1 year ago
This book was purchased to enhance a homeschool math lesson. It was easy to adapt it to also use in our English lesson. We used it over a weeks time and found it interesting and fun to read and analyze it for multiple lessons. I would use this book again due to it's adaptability.
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