by Lois Lowry | Grades: 4-7 | Age: 10-12 | Lexile Level: 700
About Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
Welcome to Anastasia's world in the first book of the Anastasia series!
To Anastasia, being ten is very confusing. She has an awful teacher who doesn t like her non-rhyming poetry. Washburn Cummings, a "very" interesting boy, doesn't even know she's alive. And her parents insist that she visit her grandmother, who can t even remember Anastasia's name. On top of that, they're going to have a baby at their age! To get back at them, she just might have to do something terrible. "
A Brief Biography of Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. Ms. Lowry lives in Maine.
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"The well-turned phrase amuses, and the unexpected turn of events surprises in a plot that is tightly strung." -- Booklist, starred review