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Roaring, Boring Alice

A Story of the Aurora Borealis



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Roaring, Boring Alice: A Story of the Aurora Borealis by P. K. Merski
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This book is aimed at children of ages 9-12. Science is coupled with child psychology in this tale of a child who is distracted from a tantrum by something wonderful outside her window. 'Disagreeable Alice', given to complaining and shouting, is visited one night by a magical character from a world underneath the North Pole who transforms her angry voice into streams of colour that resemble the Northern Lights. A science page at the end of the book explains that the Aurora Borealis (notice the sound-alike to Roaring, Boring Alice) actually does glow with a spectrum of colours and, more surprising, has a 'voice' made up of spark-like sounds. Told in sprightly rhyme, the story is illustrated with swirls of brilliant colour that surround the mercurial red-haired Alice as she learns to positively channel her abundant energy.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
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Skeezel Press
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