Anastasia Krupnik (Anastasia Krupnik #1)
Anastasia's tenth year has some good things, like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother, and some bad things, like finding out about an impending baby brother.
In this book, Anastasia is 10 years old. She is smart and feisty and clever, spunky and a bit sassy, but not a pain in the neck like that Junie B. girl. I like Anastasia, I wish she had been my friend when I was ten.
I have a bunch of the other books in the series, just waiting for me to rea...more
Anastasia, just ten, deals with her first crush, the death of her grandmother, and the birth of her new baby brother. I really would have loved this book as a kid, it uses big words and appreciated poetry that doesn't rhyme. I don't know how I missed it.
Why challenged? Language (damn and shit are both used, once or twice), Anastasia's list of things she hates, death, etc. Basically, for being a "real" book.
Research Says: Profanity
I have also read six other book...more
I just recently read Beverly Cleary's "Henry Huggings and the Clubhouse" and I noticed how different Henry and Anastasia are. They are both probably around the same age but Henry seems so much more polite and nice! Anastasia is spunky,...more
But now! I was reading this at lunch and I had to stop because I kept laughing and my co-workers were staring at me.
"Anastasia had a small pink wart in the middle of her left thumb. She found her wart very pleasing. It had appeared quite by surprise, shortly after her tenth birthday, on a morning when nothing el...more
Anastasia Krupnik is a spunky, fickle ten year old girl. She's creative and original and very opinionated. One of my favorite things about her is her little green notebook where she keeps her most secret thoughts. In there she has a list of things she love...more
Each can be read independently, but the series is most fun if you start at the beginning and w...more
This first one, in particular, is really fantastic. The later ones are hit and miss, but never bad. I don't know if it is that Anastasia's family is so realistic or if her family is just similar in ways to mine was when I was a young girl, but there is something so homey and comfort...more
But she swore. Well, she didn't swear, it was her mom, and then she was like, "Oh, I want to become Catholic so I can change my name, but then I want to be something else, like a Hare Krishna, and I like this guy but I don't like this guy and I have a wart and I like it and it's pink."
And I didn't like the poem. At all. I get why the teacher would give her an...more
Anastasia enjoys an only-child existence. That is, until her parents announce that another baby is on the way; a boy. Anastasia earns the right to name the baby and decides a really awful name. She is not happy about this news. She displays the typical behavior of an only child getting a...more
This is the first in the series by Lois Lowry. The chapters are unique in that they each discuss a separate event or occurrence. I love how we get the whole though...more
All the Anastasia books are interesting, I haven't read them as an adult, but I remember reading them when I was younger. I liked how Anastasia learns and grows in the books, and Lois Lowry is one of my favorite authors. There are quite a few of these Anastasia books, and some about her little brother Sam.
I read this book, and remembered why I liked the book. I love Anastasia's lists, they are a lot of fun. I like how she changes her mind about things, it reminds me of how...more
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Anastasia Krupnik, anak p...more
Baca nih novel seakan nostalgia masa kecil saya dulu. Yang pernah sebal dengan nama, kenapa nggak sebagus dan sepanjang nama teman-teman lain, sebal dengan guru yang nggak adil memberi nil...more
"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