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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday…

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday (original 1978; edition 1987)

by Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illustrator)

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Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.
Title:Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
Authors:Judith Viorst
Other authors:Ray Cruz (Illustrator)
Info:Atheneum (1987), Paperback, 32 pages
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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (1978)


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Alexander has problems holding on to his money. A charming book that demonstrates how easy it is to spend and how difficult it is to save.
  NMiller22 | Aug 3, 2019 |
This is a good book, but not my favorite. The book talked about money, but it did not show the reader how to count the money he spent at the end of the book. It also did not add the money at the end of the book to show a dollar, which is what he had at the beginning. I think there should be a visual for students to understand the concept of money and how it works in order for this book to be used in a math lesson. Overall, it was a cute book to read. However, I would not use it as part of a math lesson. I would recommend this book for grades 2-4. ( )
  etranchant | Sep 8, 2018 |
This story is about a child who gets a dollar from his visiting grandparents he describes how he spent all his 1.00. This is very comical and written from the child's point of view, The text is written in the same way a child would talk and think.
  Jessica5858 | Feb 1, 2018 |
Alexander's grandparents come and visit and bring gifts for the family. Alexander gets $1 and it shows how Alexander wants to save his money but doesn't have the self control to do so and in the end what he is left with.

Age: 4-8
Source: Liberty Ridge Elementary ( )
  KFox20 | Aug 20, 2017 |
I never realized there were more Alexander books, but I am so glad to have stumbled upon this one! It is just as silly as The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and teaches children great lessons about finance and self control. Another must-have! ( )
  Emma_Manolis | Jun 27, 2017 |
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To the boys' Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie Viorst
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Poor little Alexander just can't seem to save his money. This is a great book to use for math problem solving because each page could be made into a story problem.
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