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Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry

Anastasia Krupnik (original 1979; edition 1984)

by Lois Lowry

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Title:Anastasia Krupnik
Authors:Lois Lowry
Info:Yearling (1984), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:funny, humor, growing up

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Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry (1979)

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Anastasia is an adorable, likeable, relatable character. She reminds me too much of myself at 10. I adore her outlook on her life, her parents, school, and friends. And her little green notebook, where she writes things she hates and things she loves - and how those things often change columns - is marvelous. As for her adjusting to a new sibling - Lowry wrote that well. And when Anastasia learned to deal with growing old and dying, Lowry allows us to learn alongside her. I recommend this for any middle-school child, in particular those dealing with new siblings or death of family members, but also, for anyone like me, who just enjoys escaping the adult life for a time. ( )
  empress8411 | Aug 10, 2015 |
This is a chapter book that is realistic fiction. It tells the story of a young girl named Anastasia as she navigates being ten years old. She writes poetry, falls in and out of love, makes lists, and finds out what having a younger brother would be like.
  ecarlson2014 | Apr 11, 2015 |
The not very purposeful diary like experience of the delightful A. Krupnik. Fun and funny and cool. ( )
  Evalangui | Aug 22, 2014 |
Anastasia hates her name, her teacher, her freckles, liver, her parents, and boys. Originally published in 1979, Anastasia is a typical average 10 year old girl learning what it means to grow up. I truly loved this book! ( )
  Dmtcer | Jun 3, 2014 |
Loved this series! I wanted to be her (and Ramona Quimby).
  Chrisbookarama | Sep 23, 2013 |
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Ages 8-12. The first and best book in the very popular series describes the ups and downs of a precocious ten-year-old girl. Anastasia loves keeping lists of important information in her green notebook; when she discovers that her mother is pregnant, she instantly adds two new items to her "things I hate" list: "My parents" and "babies." But as the year passes, Anastasia finds that the items on her lists keep moving around; by the time her baby brother is born, the only thing left to hate is liver. An unusually warm, insightful and original portrait of childhood and family life, this is a special and memorable story. Horn Book called Anastasia "an amusing and engaging heroine" and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books wrote, "the whole book is a delight."

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Anastasia's tenth year has some good things like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out about an impending baby brother.

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