Anastasia's Chosen Career (Anastasia Krupnik, #7)
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Anastasia's Chosen Career (Anastasia Krupnik #7)

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Anastasia Krupnik has exactly one week to work on her school assignment called "My Chosen Career." Determined to be a bookstore owner, she must first develop poise and self-confidence. So Anastasia takes the plunge and spends her life savings on a modeling course at Studio Charmante. She has one week to interview a bookstore owner, write a report, and complete her modeling...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 1988 by Yearling (first published 1987)
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Julie Sondra Decker
Anastasia was always a sort of nerdy, intellectual girl, so it surprises everyone--even, sort of, herself--when she's assigned to cover "My Chosen Career" and decides maybe she just might want to be a model. She takes a modeling course and learns about poise and dressing properly and becoming presentable, but this really isn't a career path that comes naturally to her (much to her dismay). Another girl in the class--an unassuming teenage girl who doesn't know how beautiful she is, really--is the...more
Katie
Re-reading Sonya Sones' What My Mother Doesn't Know set off a nostalgia kick for me, apparently. As soon as I finished reading it, I was seized by the sudden, inexplicable urge to re-read Anastasia's Chosen Career.

I'm not really sure why this book has stuck with me through the years. It's really not any more special than the Babysitters' Clubs and Nancy Drews that I was reading around the same time (Not to knock either of those series. I love them.). But, every now and then, some part of this st...more
Michelle
I think Anastasia is the reason I've been saying, "Good grief," so much lately.

I just adore Anastasia. All of these thoughts that run through her head are the ridiculous things I think. Good grief, the bus will be late and I'll show up to modeling class late and they'll kick me out and it'll be humiliating. But the bus shows up early so instead we think, Good grief, now I'll be early and everybody will laugh at me for being such a nerd and it'll be humiliating. And now I'm on the bus and good g...more
Emily
Anastasia returns to form in this volume of the series. Anastasia decides to take a modeling class to help her with her school project "My Chosen Career"...which is to be a bookstore owner. That sounds like the most excellent career in the world. However, this is also the least realistic of the Anastasia books so far. I find it unrealistic that the Krupniks would let their 13 year old daughter attend a modeling class in downtown Boston by herself. I find it unrealistic that Robert Giannini who a...more
Swankivy
I loved the Anastasia books as a young girl and really appreciated Ms. Lowry's distinct writing style. Everyone's a bit too clever with their dialogue sometimes, but I related to Anastasia as a slightly bookish but similarly naïve girl who wants to be a writer.

In this one Anastasia takes a modeling course, and unlike most books where the character would do this and become a star and/or excel at the class, it seemed like the real star of the show was another girl whose talent Anastasia was a bit...more
Lynn
Another fun adventure with Anastasia.
Mary
My absolute favorite one in the series.
george
Anastasia, thirteen still, has to choose a career for a school assignment. She has decided to become a model, but her father thinks she wants to be a bookstore owner. Anastasia comprimises and goes to modeling school and interviews a bookstore owner. She meets a new best friend and is confronted by someone from her past. The only question is, what will she decide to do?

This Anastasia was as amusing as the early books. I laughed and laughed and enjoyed Anastasia's entertaining adventures. Great b...more
Willie Butts
I really like the first chapter the author uses the conversation of the family about skiing to draw the reader into the life of Anastasia. Everyone can sympathies with Anastasia’s desire to do something exciting like the other kids in their class. I think that we have all been there. The author keys on that as well as Anastasia’s girly activities to embrace little girls everywhere and slowly guide them into a connection with the main character. I think that this story was really written for girl...more
Adiva Siddeky
I would like to share this book with a friend. I liked it when Henry acted like a panther, usually she panthered across the room so magnificently. I didn't like it when Anastasia chose to be a book owner when she grows up for her chosen career. I think that Anastasia should be a pretty, and gorgeous model when she grows up and it should be her chosen career. Becoming a book store owner is a dumb and boring job.
HeavyReader
My favorite part in this installment in the life of Anastasia Krupnik is where her new friend tells her that neither of them have to get married when they grow up. Wow! That's pretty cool and not the first time that Anastasia is told she never has to get married if she doesn't want to. The first person to tell her this is her mom. Double wow!
Robert
My daughter was reading through this series and I picked this one up to read. I found it surprisingly amusing, particularly for the wry and intelligent details about the characters, which is refreshing in a children's book. I just wish the updated cover of the current editions did not have such a poorly chosen "Anastasia" photo.
Jose Cruz
ANASTASIA IS VERY TALENTED WITH SKATEBOARDING,VIOLEN, TRUMPET ,AND GYMNASTICS. SHE HAS A FAMILY HER DAD LIL BRO AND HER MOTHER HAD DIED WHEN SHE WAS 4 YEARS OLD. ITS BEEN A HARD TIME FOR ANASTASIA AND HER FAMILY LETS JUST HOPE SHE MAKES IT THROUGH OK
Granger  Danger
This was the first book i actually owned! I was 7 and when i found it i was so excited! i tried my best reading it but i couldn't all my life I always re-read it. Best memories! Thank god I still have it:)
♥Van'Nesia Scott Aka♥ J.K.`s Bitch♥
THIS BOOK IS VERY GOOD ANASTASIA MEETS A NEW FRIEND AND SHE WAS ANOTHER RACE. SHE STARTED TAKING CLASSES WITH A VERY SHY AND MODEST GIRL WHO DOESN'T TALK VERY MUCH UNTIL ONE DAY.........♥
Jenne
This was my favorite of the series when I was a kid, but now I think I like the first one best. Still, it's a MAKEOVER STORY! <3 <3 <3
Shelley
I've read this book about bajillion times. It's comfort food to me. Henrietta is my favorite character.
Kate
The one where she takes modeling classes to develop "poise" and has to interview someone with her dream job.
Ali Burns
I am NOT going to read this book it was a mistake i didnt mean to put it on here, WHOOPS! SORRY!
Kati
I loved this book. Every contestant on Top Model should be forced to read it.
Melody
This one had some great moments, but it felt somewhat dated to me.
Kricket
not my favorite in the series...but still extremely lovable.
Sarah Sullivan
This one might be my favorite
Kelly
better than the previous 2.
Melissa
so far so good
Partridge Public
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Taken from Lowry's website:
"I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always...more
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“Henry glared at Anastasia. 'You quit planning on a rich husband, Anastasia. You're gonna get rich on your own. You and me, if we want husbands, fine. But we won't need them. Like our mothers. My mom could do just fine being a waitress, and your mom could do just fine being an artist. They got husbands 'cos they want them. That Bambie, now maybe she'll need a husband. But not you and me. Got it?” 1 likes
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