Alexander and the wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific ninety days: an almost completely honest account of what happened to our family when our youngest son, his wife, their baby, their toddler, and their five year old came to live with us for three months

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
Description
Judith Viorst's most adored book is undoubtedly the children's classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day . In this new book, fans will recognize and be drawn to the Alexander they know and love--only now he's all grown up, with three kids of his own. When Judith's son Alexander announces that he, his wife, Marla, their daughter, Olivia (age five), and their two sons, Isaac (age two) and Toby (four months), would be staying with her and her husband for ninety days while their house was being renovated, Judy doesn't know quite how to repond. "I tried to think of it as a magnificent, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only to strengthen family ties and not only to really get to know the grandchildren, but also to further my personal growth while also achieving marital enrichment." She decides that she'll have to learn to let go of her excessive devotion to domestic neatness and adherence to carefully planned schedules. As Judith's tightly run home turns into a high-octane madhouse of screaming grandkids, splattered floors, spilled milk, and tripped-over toys, she begins to understand that, despite the chaos, what she's been given truly is an amazing thing, an opportunity to know her children and grandchildren a little better than before, but also to reconnect with her husband as they hold hands, close their eyes, and wait patiently for move-out day. When the "Alexander Five" make a final departure to their newly refurbished home, Judith realizes that Alexander's wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific ninety days might have been the greatest gift her son could have given her--the gift of discovering forgotten memories, making loving families, and a chance to live life a little more deeply.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781416550051
9781400125289
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 13730b60-2e94-2bed-e324-2054c6199c3f
Grouping Title alexander and the wonderful marvelous excellent terrific ninety days an almost completely honest acc
Grouping Author viorst judith
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-16 23:26:17PM
Last Indexed 2018-10-17 00:12:17AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Judith Viorst
author_display Viorst, Judith
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description

Judith Viorst's most adored book is undoubtedly the children's classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. In this new book, fans will recognize and be drawn to the Alexander they know and love---only now he's all grown up, with three kids of his own.

When Judith's son Alexander announces that he, his wife, Marla, their daughter, Olivia (age five), and their two sons, Isaac (age two) and Toby (four months), would be staying with her and her husband for ninety days while their house was being renovated, Judy doesn't know quite how to repond. "I tried to think of it as a magnificent, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only to strengthen family ties and not only to really get to know the grandchildren, but also to further my personal growth while also achieving marital enrichment." She decides that she'll have to learn to let go of her excessive devotion to domestic neatness and adherence to carefully planned schedules.

As Judith's tightly run home turns into a high-octane madhouse of screaming grandkids, splattered floors, spilled milk, and tripped-over toys, she begins to understand that, despite the chaos, what she's been given truly is an amazing thing, an opportunity to know her children and grandchildren a little better than before, but also to reconnect with her husband as they hold hands, close their eyes, and wait patiently for move-out day.

When the "Alexander Five" make a final departure to their newly refurbished home, Judith realizes that Alexander's wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific ninety days might have been the greatest gift her son could have given her---the gift of discovering forgotten memories, making loving families, and a chance to live life a little more deeply.

format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 13730b60-2e94-2bed-e324-2054c6199c3f
isbn 9781400125289, 9781416550051
item_details ils:CARL0000292198|35192036601221|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|814.6 V798a|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:b1425c0b-a727-40fb-92d4-59655e246ac7|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-10-17T05:12:17.514Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction, Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 814.6 V798a
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781416550051
publishDate 2007
record_details ils:CARL0000292198|Book|Books||English|Free Press,|2007.|113 p. : ill. ; 20 cm., overdrive:b1425c0b-a727-40fb-92d4-59655e246ac7|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media|2007|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000292198 35192036601221 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:b1425c0b-a727-40fb-92d4-59655e246ac7 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Families -- Humor, Family life -- Humor
title_display Alexander and the wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific ninety days : an almost completely honest account of what happened to our family when our youngest son, his wife, their baby, their toddler, and their five year old came to live with us for three months
title_full Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days An Almost Completely Honest Account of What Happened to Our Family When Our Youngest Son, His Wife, and Their Baby, Their Toddler, and Their Five-Year-Old Came to Live with Us for Three Months, Alexander and the wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific ninety days : an almost completely honest account of what happened to our family when our youngest son, his wife, their baby, their toddler, and their five year old came to live with us for three months / by Judith Viorst
title_short Alexander and the wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific ninety days :
title_sub an almost completely honest account of what happened to our family when our youngest son, his wife, their baby, their toddler, and their five year old came to live with us for three months
topic_facet Families, Family life, Humor (Nonfiction), Nonfiction