Anastasia continues the perilous process of growing up, as her thirteenth year involves conquering the art of rope climbing, playing Cupid for a recently widowed uncle, and surviving a crush on her gym teacher. "Anastasia has become a beloved character in children's books and once again she doesn't disappoint." -- Booklist, starred review
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Series:||Anastasia Krupnik Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.39(w) x 7.67(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Lexile:||760L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This wasn't as good as other Anastasia books, but all in all it was a good story about how Anastasia overcomes one of her disabilities. She DOESN'T have a crush on her gym teacher, she just adores her. There's NOTHING wrong with that!
These books are great!!! An easy read for kids in grades 4-7 (and that high up bc anastasia herself is in seventh grade) but anyone can really read it!!! It was also good for my schools A.R i have to get!
Lois Lowry's irrepressible Anastasia comes back in this fifth (I think) installment, which I found funny and charming.
This book is nuts! A girl has a crush on her FEMALE gym teacher and tells her mom. And the mom thinks that's normal because she had once had a crush on her female piano teacher! And Anastasia thinks Salmonela sounds icky just because it sounds like a person! That book is screwed!