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Roaring, Boring Alice

A Story of the Aurora Borealis

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Hardback

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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
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
colour illus
Imprint
Skeezel Press
Pages
36
Dimensions
260x260x9
ISBN-13
9780974721705
Product ID
2249753

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