Miss Alaineus

Miss Alaineus Cover

Miss Alaineus

A Vocabulary Disaster

By Debra Frasier; Debra Frasier (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152021634, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2000

Description
Sage has misheard and misunderstood one of Mrs. Page's weekly vocabulary words. Her error leads to a humbling catastrophe: a momentous tragedy, in front of the entire class. Can Sage turn her vocabulary disaster: an event bringing great misfortune, into a triumph: a true success?
Anyone who has ever been daunted: discouraged or disheartened, by a mere word in the dictionary will cheer wildly: in a manner lacking all restraint, as Sage transforms embarrassment into victory in Debra Frasier's touching story of loving--and mistaking--our glorious language.


About the Author
Debra Frasier created the illustrations for this book from what she found in her fifth-grade daughter's desk-markers, notebook paper, pencils, glue, and scissors. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.