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The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
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Jun 09, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: audio-book, 2010
Recommended for: Ages 8 and up
Read in May, 2010

My older girls and I loved listening to "The Willoughbys" in the car. Lois Lowry is a genius! All of her books are engaging and well written, and yet each are do different. If her name did not grace the cover of "The Willoughbys", I would never guess that the same author wrote "The Giver". "The Willoughbys" is a clever parody of "old fashioned books" where her characters reference Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, Mary Poppins, Hansel and Gretel, and other classic favorites. Children will love the amusing story while adults will love the way Lowry humorously pays homage to some great classics. The glossary and bibliography are just as clever as the story and should not be overlooked.
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