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Anastasia Again! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Press: Turtleback Books (October 15, 1982)
Publication Date:1982-10
ISBN:9780881037883
Author Name:Lowry, Lois
Pages:145
Language:English

Content

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 
Anastasia is hesitant to accept new surroundings when her family moves, but she soon learns moving means not only saying good-bye, but also making new friends.

Review

"Anastasia Krupnik is one of the most intriguing female protagonists to appear in children's books since the advent of Harriet the Spy . 
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Genuinely funny, the story is a marvelously human portrait of an articulate adolescent." —Horn Book  

From the Publisher

Twelve-year-old Anastasia Krupnik is convinced that her family's  move to the suburbs will be the beginning of the end. 
How can she possibly accept split-level houses with matching furniture, or mothers whose biggest worry is ring around collar? But her new home brings many surprises, notto mention a cute boy who lives down the street.
Is it possible that surburbia has more to offer than Anastasia had expected?

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

Twelve-year-old Anastasia Krupnik is convinced that her family's move to the suburbs will be the beginning of the end. 
How can she possibly accept split-level houses with matching furniture, or mothers whose biggest worry is ring around collar? But her new home brings many surprises, notto mention a cute boy who lives down the street.
Is it possible that surburbia has more to offer than Anastasia had expected?

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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 or follow her on Twitter @LiosLowryWriter.

Tags

Children's Books,Growing Up & Facts of Life,Family Life,Moving,Literature & Fiction,Short Story Collections

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Comment List (Total:13)

  •     I've read this book 4 times and I still love it! I would recomend it to young girls of 12-15 who would love it!!

  •     I loved the Anastasia books as a young girl and really appreciated Ms. Lowry's distinct writing style.

  •     Good book

  •     Anastasia has to move from the apartment in Cambridge she's lived in all her life out to the dreaded suburbs! However will she adjust?

  •     My niece loved the book ...an was super happy to get it for her bday...plus her name is anastasia

  •     I read this I believe about 10-12 years ago,and although at that time, I was approaching my late thirties, I loved it! I found it laugh-out-loud funny at times, really!

  •     I read this book for the first time when I was around 10 years old and it was great to read it again with my daughter, who is 8. Anastasia is a funny and honest character who really comes across as a 12-13 year old girl. The book does mention sex once or twice in passing. (Anastasia tells her mom that her story needs more sex in it, for example.)

  •     Now age 12, the best way Anastasia Krupnik can manage to describe most things in her life is "weird." She thinks it's weird that her two-year-old brother Sam speaks like an adult. She thinks it's weird that her semi-friend Robert carries a briefcase. And worst of all, she thinks it's weird that her family will be moving from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs. After all, everyone who lives in the suburbs is boring and exactly the same, right?But after much anguish, Anastasia learns - of course - that everyone is unique, both in the city and in smaller towns. To her delight, the Krupniks' new house is wonderful and just perfect for their various needs. There is Steve, a handsome boy living right down the street. And their new next-door neighbor, Mrs. Stein, is a lonely senior citizen who is almost a shut-in. It's clear to both Anastasia and Sam that she's desperately unhappy, so they do everything they can think of to change her life. The question is, will she allow them?As in all her Anastasia books, Lowry depicts realistic situations common to growing up...both in the '70s when the series was originally begun and today. There are just some feelings and situations that kids of all eras and in all places have in common.

  •     After reading the original Anastasia book (which I read for its place on the banned books list, the same reason I continued with the second book), I had fairly high expectations for this sequel, and while the book wasn't entirely unenjoyable, it certainly fell short of the original.Now a few years older, Anastasia, her parents, and her little brother, Sam, are a bit cramped in their apartment. Despite some misgivings on Anastasia's part (relating to her idea of what suburbs people act like), they buy a house and relocate. Which, of course, means taking Anastasia away from her few friends.This book is kept from typical early chapter book moving angst by the addition of a crotchety neighbor, Gertrude Stein, who has been a virtual shut-in since her failed romance with her childhood neighbor and since her husband ran off many years before. Anastasia make Gertrude her project, forcing her out of her comfort zone and back into society, while at the same time the simple passage of time does the same to Anastasia, who begins to meet neighbors her age.If your child finished the first Anastasia book and is still interested in her life, then the entire Anastasia series will be a great boon. However, while I had made plans to read the entire series myself, I think I've seen enough to pass on the rest. They aren't bad. They're just really meant for smaller kids.Lois Lowry writes plenty of other books with an appeal for all ages ("The Giver" being the obvious example), but this book is probably best left to the kids for which it was written.

  •     Anastasia is going to move from the city to the suburbs. She's horrified thinking of a future involving TV dinners, homes that all look the same, and other boring suburban things. How could her parents do this to her? They're going to drag her away from the home she loves to stick her in the middle of nowhere!The annoying boy in her life seems to be smitten with her, but the feeling isn't mutual...at least there's a new boy in her suburban neighborhood who's cute and as tall as she is (she's always worrying about her height). Her new house also has a possible witch next door, and she and her brother Sam are going to investigate. Maybe living in the suburbs won't be as bad as she thought it would be.I enjoyed this book because I could relate to moving from a big city to the suburbs in my preteen years. Anastasia's thoughts and feelings felt so real in that aspect. She's neurotic, intellectual, and melodramatic, but still likable. I read several of the books in the middle of the series, so it was interesting to read an earlier Anastasia book.

  •     its okay book. It's a banned book so i decided to check it out for a presentation. It's okay... really not that exciting of a read.

  •     I am an adult but I enjoyed reading this young adult novel. I really like Anastasia, her professor father, her artist mother and her very precocious younger brother. It would be a great read for kids 8-12.

  •     I think this is a great book!But if you don't approve of some things like things little ones should NOT hear,I suggest you don't read this book!!

 

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