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Alexander and the wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific ninety days : an alm
Viorst, Judith.
Adult Nonfiction HQ536 .V56 2007

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Readers will fondly remember the childhood escapades of Alexander as told by Viorst in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and now they can have a glimpse of his grown-up life. Viorst shares the experiences of temporarily sharing her home with her grown son (the Alexander of her book's title), daughter-in-law, and three of her grandchildren. Starting with the decision to shelter the "Alexander Five," Viorst makes little goals for herself and house rules for everyone. What follows is a light, humorous, and loving depiction of intergenerational living-stories of chaotic meals, rambunctious children, and ever-increasing clutter but most of all of adoration for her son and his family. Viorst adds quick reflections on her personal growth, her life, and her marriage, but for the most part the stories are delightful enough to stand alone. A chapter of Viorst's opinions on child rearing and another about other women in similar living situations add some breadth, but this material almost seems unnecessary in this light and brief work. Instead, readers will simply be entertained by sharing in the family's antics and by Laura Gibson's accompanying line drawings. Suitable for public libraries.-Erica L. Foley, Flint P.L., MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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