Publish date: November 1st 1984
Pages no: 113
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Banned Books
, Chapter Books
Series: Anastasia Krupnik (#1)
I read and loved Anastasia Krupnik as a kid. (The book seemed so much longer then.) Great, realistic contemporary middle grade fiction. A lot happens in a very short book. Made me love Wordsworth.
Though Lowry is, I believe, mostly famous for her dystopian series, The Giver, I think readers should also give the middle grade Anastasia Krupnik a read to see the breadth of Lowry’s writing skills. Her ability to weave into existence Anastasia, an irreverent, irrepressible and entirely charming te...
This was fun! I might be careful about handing it to a sheltered kid, because there is a bit of language involved. But it’s also funny and sweet. It could come across as a bit heavy-handed, but I think it’s actually sincere, which is quite a different thing. [Oct. 2011]
Anastasia and her parents have the kind of relationship I’ve always had with my best and smartest children at school, the back and forth of intellectual (for a ten year old) discourse that has such great appeal for me. Anastasia is having trouble with almost everything in her life, including her gra...
Not so clear and tender as the first two, but still warm and sweet.