Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. A graduate in 1981 of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, 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. Ray Cruz is the illustrator of the modern classics Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.
Sometimes nothing beats a short dose of audio. Three recently released collections from HarperChildren's Audio just may fill the bill. Fans of Judith Viorst's picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day know that things look grim when Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair. Now listeners can relive Alexander's adventures and hear other selections including Rosie and Michael and The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, all found on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day and Other Stories and Poems by Judith Viorst, read by Blythe Danner. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.