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The Good-bye Book

Illustrated by Kay Chorao

About The Book

This little boy will do anything to avoid an evening with the baby-sitter. He pleads with his parents. He begs. He bargains. Maybe he has a fever of a hundred and ten. Maybe he'll run away. Maybe he won't say good-bye!

About The Author

Photograph by Debbie Wager

Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 31, 1992)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689715815
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 3 - 6
  • Lexile ® 490L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • Christopher Award

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