Taking Care of Terrific

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Going to the park to broaden his horizons, fourteen-year-old babysitter Enid enjoys unexpected friendships with a bag lady and a black saxophonist.

Taking her overprotected young charge to the public park to broaden his horizons, fourteen-year-old baby sitter Enid enjoys unexpected friendships with a black saxophonist and a bag lady until she is charged with kidnapping.

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Overview


Going to the park to broaden his horizons, fourteen-year-old babysitter Enid enjoys unexpected friendships with a bag lady and a black saxophonist.

Taking her overprotected young charge to the public park to broaden his horizons, fourteen-year-old baby sitter Enid enjoys unexpected friendships with a black saxophonist and a bag lady until she is charged with kidnapping.

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"Touching, inventive, believable, and hilarious . . . with a solid base of sharp characterization and some pithy commentary on our society." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395340707
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1983
  • Edition description: None
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 644,208
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry 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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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

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    Its a good book because there is a war between bag ladies vs a popscicle man

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2005

    Loved it!

    Wow!This is a great book.In this book you get to realize how Lois Lowry can go to a setting in denmark(Number the stars)to the Public Garden in Boston (Taking care of terrific).Enid discovers a wonderful friendship with strangers in the public garden and realizes some risk are worthwhile in a lifetime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2000

    great book

    I liked this book because it was very interestinbg and taught me about different types of people. I also thought that it was good that Enid and Seth finally become girlfriend and boyfriend. The housekeeper was really cool!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2000

    Not that great

    Taking Care of Terrific isn't really all the great. Personally I didn't really get why she wanted to change her name at the beginning of the book. Lowry really let me down this time. I don't really recommend this book.

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