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Amato, Mary.
THE WORD EATER
New York : Holiday House, 2000.
IL 3-6, RL 5.0
ISBN 082341468X
Worms eat dirt, right?  Not Fip!  Lerner Chanse, 6th grader at Cleveland Park Middle School, finds a worm that eats words!  The strange thing is that after Fip eats a word that item disappears from the world.  What power Lerner has!  What words should Lerner feed Fip next?  Crime?  Disease?  Or Cleveland Park Middle School?  But what will happen if Fip eats those?  Will Lerner discover the responsibility that goes along with power before itís too late?  Read The Word Eater by Mary Amato to find out.  (Beth Lindsay, Senior Librarian, Youth Services, South County Regional Library blindsay@leegov.com  Sunshine State list 2003-2004 Grades 3-5)
SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        Worms -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.

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