Doesn't she know that Chinese Americans usually have American names?Also, some parts were just plain gross! I don't know why I hadn't read it before. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Anastasia has her first crush, loses a loved one, and becomes a big sister. Along with this particular book, I extend the same recommendation to the others in the series - Anastasia Again!, Anastasia At Your Service, etc. My book is about a girl named Anastasia. Welcome back. Luckily, it ends hilariously but is also a cautionary tale about misrepresenting yourself. Writing in her diary, she forms a list of her likes and dislikes. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Anastasia Krupnik's mother must organize her chaotic life. Then nobody would ever have to miss anyone. that makes her parents be about 50 OR OLDER. great for young reads 12-13 and up. So I read this book aloud to my daughter and I had to gloss over some areas. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. I loved it again! Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Jan 31, 2014 Manybooks rated it really liked it. She, her little brother Sam, and her quirky parents were by far the most similar characters to my family that I’d ever found. So I think you should buy this book. It was all tucked away in some obscure part of my brain, waiting to be rediscovered. Weird. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. I feel that kids of a little younger age might appreciate and like the book a little more than I did because it might relate to them more. I wish I'd read it when I was 10 because of great lines like this: "I need to start worrying about making myself some memories" or this: "These are the most important things that happened the year that I was ten: I began to have a mercurial temperament." I really do not know why I did not read this particular Lois Lowry book (or the entire Anastasia Krupnik series for that matter) as a teenager, when the series was current, when it was just published. Shelves: school-story, book-reviews, childrens-literature. It takes place in contemporary America (the Boston area), is replete with American cultural references like Cosmopolitan, the Red Sox, the Celtics, Lord and Taylor’s, and Snoopy (some of which, like Groucho Marx, most kids today probably wouldn’t get), is mostly humorous in tone (though there is also a deep sadness that surfaces vis-à-vis aging and loss and memory), and has no suspenseful plot. Highly recommended! There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Anastasia is 10 years old in this one, living with her poet/professor father and artist mother. Nothing sentimental or overdramatic here, just a quirky, smart kid growing up. This book starts when she was just ten. Things get crossed off, put on the other side, and so on as she sees different sides to people and situations. This is a perfect gift for young, bright girls. I started reading this as a child and I still enjoy reading it. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. I read this aloud to Sofie and she loved it too. There were other parts that were immature, which I won't get into. Anastasia was one of my people. I'm so glad my 6th grader's teacher got me to read it again. She has problematic faves. She talks about different things that happened to her in her life when she was ten. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. In this first book, Anastasia is a 10-year-old with an unforgettable deadpan and a baby brother on the way; and in each successive addition, she continues to tackle typical and sometimes atypical woes of preteenhood: moving to the suburbs, getting a job, climbing the dreaded rope in gym class, her short-lived modeling career, and naturally the opposite sex. Anastasia books were some of my favorite as a child so I decided to reread this to see how it held up over time. This book starts when she was just ten. Her mom is younger than her dad... but like you said it isn't unheard of for someone to have a child at 50 years in age. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. She was cool. This page works best with JavaScript. This book has stood the test of time rather well and Lowry's introductory foreward is insightful. Completely genious. Our tastes don’t always align with our politics. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2016, I absolutely love these books. I would like to read another book about her. Strange! Anastasia Krupnik is stupidly charming and these books are charmingly written. My favorite was Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst, in which she got a bust of Sigmund Freud and used him as an actual therapist. This book has a copyright date of 1979, and it 's the first in a series, but I had never heard of it until I picked it up at my library today. How did I miss these books when I was an avid reader kid? She and her parents have a wonderful, open dialogue in much of the book. Anastasia is 10 years old in this one, living with her poet/professor father and artist mother. The growing pains of being 10, finding out about a baby on the way and loss of a grandparent. This is a story about what happens to Anastasia the year she is 10. ", Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (1981), California Young Readers Medal Nominee for Intermediate (1984). Review: Anastasia Krupnik Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry. Anastasia worries that her feelings are “gross,” and her mother assures her that these crushes are common and not gross at all. The first book in one of my favorite book series, Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2015. I read 'Anastasia Krupnik' and 'Anastasia Again!' And if you can't get enough of her baby brother Sam, check out All About Sam and Attaboy, Sam! “Memory is the happiness of being alone.”, “Boy," said Anastasia, "you know what I wish? Thank u. How I wish I were as cool a parent as Anastasia's parents. She purchases a bust of Freud at a garage sale, and he helps her through this awkward time. Nothing's really changed -- her parents and three-year-old brother Sam are just as they used to be -- but somehow, Anastasia's filled with embarrassment just thinking about them. I reread the book a few years ago, for the first time since middle school, probably, and listening to it on audio bro. My oldest daughter adored the Anastasia series when she was in late elementary school, but strangely enough, I've just read the first novel in its entirety. This series was a favorite for years and since I have a cousin about the same age now, I've been rereading the books and they still hold up enough to share. Rereading Anastasia is like revisiting a place that you didn't quite remember you'd been to, but as soon as you get there everything seems familiar. iT DEALS WITH KID'S PROBLEMS AND FINDING YOURSELF!! In the long run though it was a good book and I would recomend kids a little younger than me(12 years old) to read this book. She also has a baby brother on the way, which she is not thrilled about, and a grandmother who can't remember her name. As the series continued, I loved how quirky and interesting she was. She has a mom who is a painter and a dad who is a poet. Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2013. Was expecting something more on the lines of THE GIVER and very surprised to get this.

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