The Word Eater
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The Word Eater

Written by Mary Amato & illustrated by Christopher Ryniak
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8 - 12
Reading age
151
Page count
175
Words per page
670L
Lexile measure
Dec 1, 2004
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What's The Word Eater About

Publisher Summary

Life is miserable for sixth grader Lerner Chanse at her new shool, where the MPOOE (Most Powerful Ones On Earth) Club ruthlessly rules over the SLUGs (Sorry Losers Under Ground). It looks as if Lerner is destined to be a SLUG, until she finds a magical worm that eats printed words instead of dirt. If Fip eats a word, that item simply disappears from the world – forever.

What Kind of Book is The Word Eater

Primarily about

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • When Fip eats a word, that thing disappears in the world. What would you have Fip eat, if he was your worm?
  • Lerner finds out quickly that there are consequences to Fip eating a word. Did you see any of those ramifications coming? If Lerner was less responsible, what could have happened?

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Book Details

ISBN
9780823419401
Publication Date
December 1, 2004
Publisher
Holiday House
Page Count
151
Words Per Page
175
Audience
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
76969072
Lexile® Level
670L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~P
ATOS® Book Level
4.5
Accelerated Reader® Points
4
Accelerated Reader Quiz
48342
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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