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Autumn Street

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When her father leaves to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house, where she learns to face up to the always puzzling and often cruel realities of the adult world. "Readers . . . will find this emotionally charged reverie understandable and unforgettable." -- Booklist, starred review

When her father goes to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house where she learns ...

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Overview

When her father leaves to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house, where she learns to face up to the always puzzling and often cruel realities of the adult world. "Readers . . . will find this emotionally charged reverie understandable and unforgettable." -- Booklist, starred review

When her father goes to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house where she learns to face up to the always puzzling and often cruel realities of the adult world.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Liz, now grown, remembers a time in her childhood when her father was away in the army, her mother and sister busy, her grandparents remote. She turned for friendship to Tatie, a black cook, and Tatie's son Charles, a friendship that led to tragedy. PW said this story ``surpasses Lowry's finest in sensitivity and impact. All the characters are wonderfully humanized and memorable.'' (10up)
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"Readers . . . will find this emotionally charged reverie understandable and unforgettable." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440403449
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1986
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 235,270
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 7.67 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the 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 now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2004

    A wonderful book

    I first read this book when I was twelve, and reread it a few years ago when in my late twenties. It is a moving, beautifully written book about a difficult time in a little girl's life. I would recommend it to anyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 1999

    Excellent Book.........

    I thought that this book was an excellent one. The author uses very good words to describe the things that happen. Many things happen in the book that happen in everyday life..but good and bad. I hope that everyone can get a chance to read this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Carly

    you get second move

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Justin

    You get first move

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Chels

    Uh Justin? >_<

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    I love to read

    This book was a very pleasent read. It held my attention the whole way through. Lois Lowry is a very good writer and i love all of his books. This was a verygood book about how a girl faces the real world and all it has to offer including the ups and downs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Amazing

    Im 11 and had to read this in my literciy plus class. It was amazing and beutyfuly written. I dimt want to stop. I love it. And i recamend tgis book to alot of readers. Lois Lowry has done it agin
    -A

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2004

    A 'Need to read' book!!

    This book,I think was wonderful. It's is a kind of book you can't predict what is going to happen, I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2001

    One of Lois Lowry's Hidden Treasures

    I have read many of Lowry's books: Number the Stars, and several of the Anastasia books, but had not heard of Autumn Street until this fall. The story is well done and very believable. Our Mother/Daughter book club gave it 5 stars and I do too!

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