Miss Alaineus

A Vocabulary Disaster

By Debra Frasier; Debra Frasier (Illustrator)
Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152021634, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 2000

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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'S debut picture book, "On the Day You Were Born, "has become a perennial classic for welcoming new babies and celebrating families. Her other books include "Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster, A Birthday Cake isNo Ordinary Cake, ""The Incredible Water Show", and "Out of the Ocean". She was born and raised on the Atlantic coast of Florida and nowlives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.www.debrafrasier.comDEBRA FRASIER'S debut picture book, "On the Day You Were Born, "has become a perennial classic for welcoming new babies and celebrating families. Her other books include "Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster, A Birthday Cake isNo Ordinary Cake, ""The Incredible Water Show", and "Out of the Ocean". She was born and raised on the Atlantic coast of Florida and nowlives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.www.debrafrasier.com
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