If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries

Poems for Children and Their Parents

Illustrated by Lynne Cherry
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About The Book

If you've ever had trouble apologizing or keeping a secret, had a crush or a broken heart, there's a poem here for you! Written with humor and understanding, Judith Viorst's poems are certain to delight children and adults alike -- and be read again and again.

About The Author

Photograph by Debbie Wager

Judith Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, children’s chapter and picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; adult fiction and nonfiction including the New York Times bestseller, Necessary Losses; poetry for children and adults; and four musicals. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 1984)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689707704
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10

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  • Notable Children's Trade Book Language (AR)

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