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The Prisoner of Pineapple Place

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  62 ratings  ·  5 reviews
An absorbing, classic fantasy that taps into the wishful thinking of every imaginative child.

The invisible residents of Pineapple Place have lived on the same block for fifty years, where nobody ages and nothing changes - and Jeremiah can’t stand it anymore! Then Mr. Sweeny accidentally moves them to Athens, Connecticut, instead of Athens, Greece, and Jeremiah meets Ruby,
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Candlewick (first published January 1st 1988)
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This is the second book in a series, the first one is called The Children of Pineapple Place. It is about parallel worlds - one child lives in modern time and ages and a group of people who live at "Pineapple Place" do not age at all. I can't give away any details, but it is a good book.
A good sequel told from an interesting point of view, but not as lovable as the first.
I bought this because it was written by Anne Lindbergh. At first I thought it was written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. AL is AML's daughter. Anyway, it was a cute kids' chapter book, very enjoyable. It claims to be a sequel to The People of Pineapple Place. In reading more closely, it seems that this was written first, then she penned a prequel. AL died in 1993. Some day, if I find it, I may read the other one.
3- I didn't like this one quite as well as the first. I wasn't as familiar with the locations that endeared me to the first book (Georgetown in Washington D.C.). It was a little bit whiney too.
The sequel is better than the first. That's unusual. But I think you need to read The People of Pineapple Place first to appreciate it fully.
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Anne Spencer Lindbergh, daughter of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh; sister of Reeve Lindbergh.

Also published under the name Anne Lindbergh Feydy.

New York Times obituary
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