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ANASTASIA KRUPNIK [Paperback]

Lois Lowry
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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May 1 1995
To Anastasia Krupnik, being ten is very confusing. For one thing, she has this awful teacher who can't understand why Anastasia doesn't capitalize or punctuate her poems. Then, there's Washburn Cummings, a very interesting sixth-grade boy who doesn't even know she is alive. Even her parents have become difficult. They insist she visit her 92-year-old grandmother who can never remember Anastasia's name. On top of that, they're going to have a baby -- at their age! It's enough to make a kid want to do something terrible. Anastasia knows that if she didn't have her secret green notebook to write in, she would never make it to her eleventh birthday.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Ages 8-12. The first and best book in the very popular series describes the ups and downs of a precocious ten-year-old girl. Anastasia loves keeping lists of important information in her green notebook; when she discovers that her mother is pregnant, she instantly adds two new items to her "things I hate" list: "My parents" and "babies." But as the year passes, Anastasia finds that the items on her lists keep moving around; by the time her baby brother is born, the only thing left to hate is liver. An unusually warm, insightful and original portrait of childhood and family life, this is a special and memorable story. Horn Book called Anastasia "an amusing and engaging heroine" and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books wrote, "the whole book is a delight." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"The well-turned phrase amuses, and the unexpected turn of events surprises in a plot that is tightly strung." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Anastasia Krupnik Aug. 10 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have finished reading a book called "Anastasia Krupnik" by Lois Lowry. SUMMARY: It is about a 10 year old girl who has many things that's happening in her life. Anastasia keeps a diary called the Green Book. Since she love to make lists she would make different kinds of lists in her Green Book to keep track of things that happens to her since she turned 10 years old.First she hates a lot of things but as months gone by things on her " Things I hate" list is transfering to her "Things I LOVE" list. Also she got a baby brother named Sam. WHAT DO I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK? I really enjoyed this book a lot because the author made it descriptive with some challenging words. WHAT IS THE UNIVERSAL CONCEPT? *Change/Continuity* Anastasia changed a lot over the past months but she continued practicing to become good at something. WHAT IS MY GENERALIZATION? I learned that you should be yourself and be a good person so that others would be nice to you too! WHAT IS MY WISDOM FROM THIS BOOK? Always be yourself and true from the heart. HOW WOULD I APPLY MY WISDOM TO MY LIFE? I will try to express myself and I won't tell any lies. WHO I WOULD SUGGEST THIS BOOK TO? This is a good book for anyone because some how you can relate something in your life to this 10 year old girl named Anastasia Krupnik.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The whole series is refreshing and wonderful Nov. 12 2000
Format:Hardcover
I must have been about 10 or 11 when I discovered the Anastasia books, a series of rollicking good classics that I still look fondly upon even now at 18. 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. Her sense of sarcastic humor is tempered with very youthful idealism, and above all, she's a real character - no strings attached. If you're a kid or parent who seeks a nice change of pace from overhyped soap-opera stuff like The Babysitters' Club or Sweet Valley Twins (are those guys still around at all?), does Lois Lowry ever have the answer for you! Along with this particular book, I extend the same recommendation to the others in the series - Anastasia Again!, Anastasia At Your Service, etc. And if you can't get enough of her baby brother Sam, check out All About Sam and Attaboy, Sam!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a series Jan. 20 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a great book for kids. I wouldn't say it's the best in the series, but it is really well-written. It ranks right up there with the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary and the Fudge books by Judy Blume. I had never heard of the Anastasia books until recently, when I bought a bunch of them at a used bookstore. I wish I had known about them when I was a child. I would have loved them. The Anastasia books are great to analyze for character development, which I like to do because I am also a writer. Even her parents are great characters! The only thing that bothers me about this book is the way it deals with another race. Honestly, it enforces a stereotype that makes blacks look really stupid. So, if you are African-American, it may irk you. Even though it is sort of a mild slur, it did bother me a little bit, even though I am not black. Overall, though, it was a good book, and it really makes you want to read more of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars List Under 'Things I Love' Nov. 24 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ten-year-old Anastasia Krupnik has a lot on her mind, and the easiest way for her to make sense of everything is by making lists in her private green notebook. Her current list is a two-columned page of everything she hates and loves. Some things can change sporadically from one column to the next--like her parents, babies (especially the one her parents are expecting; the same one she's nicknamed One-Ball Reilly), her name, her friends, and Washburn Cummings (the troublemaker she has a crush on)--, but others (like liver) remain the same: in the hate category.
This is a great book for 9 to 12-year-old girls. If you liked this one, don't miss any of the other Anastasia books: Anastasia Again!; Anastasia at Your Service; Anastasia Has the Answers; Anastasia on Her Own; Anastasia's Chosen Career; Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst; Anastasia at This Address; and Anastasia, Absolutely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anastasia opened her green notebook........ May 19 2000
Format:Paperback
In my opinion the 'Anastasia' series should be a treasured possesion in any book collection. I read 'Anastasia Krupnik' and 'Anastasia Again!' for the first time when I was 9, and have re-read them again and again. I liked them so much that I purchased copies for my own collection. Since then I have read as many Lois Lowry books as I could get my hands on, including the rest of the 'Anastasia' series. Anastasia Krupnik is a ten-year old girl with a lot on her plate, like falling in love, moving out on her own, converting religions and getting an unnecessary baby brother. It seems as though Frank, her goldfish, and her secret notebook (in which Anastasia stores her most private thoughts) are her only friends, what can Anastasia do! This book, although a little different, is a wonderful story for kids around the world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Book Anastasia Krupnick by Lois Lowry Oct. 24 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Would you like to know what a avarage 10- year-old girls life is like? In Anastasia Krupnik a ten year old girl named Anastasia Krupnik deals with a hard life. She has a green notebook that she has a page that has a Things I Hate list and a Things I Love list. At first her Things I Hate list was longer than her things I love list. In the middle of the book she found out that her mom was pregnant. Near the end of the book she starts to try stuff on her Things I Hate list and moved it to her Things I Love list. At the end of the book she finfds out that her grandmother died and the only thing only thing on her Things I Hate list is liver because she tried new things. If you like reading searies about a normal girls life then I would recommend this book and the whole series. You do not have to read the books in order.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coming-of-age for smart kids
A great beginning to a great series. Nothing sentimental or overdramatic here, just a quirky, smart kid growing up. This is a perfect gift for young, bright girls.
Published on Dec 28 2003 by Zoja
5.0 out of 5 stars You really should read this
This is a really great book. I read it when I was ten, and I thought it was great. Now I'm almost thirteen,but I still love the series! Read more
Published on June 21 2003
3.0 out of 5 stars Anastasia debut doesn't bring the house down
Anastasia Krupnik doesn't match up to the others. Anastasia is interested in a boy named: brace yourself: Washburn Cummings. Washurn has an afro and listens to Roberta Flack. Hmm. Read more
Published on April 4 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Added note
The reviewer who said something about the lack of plot of this book (or, at least, the plot keeps changing from chapter to chapter) is right. Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2003 by "coolcat77"
3.0 out of 5 stars Anastasia Krupnik
A ten year old girl going through an exciting yet confusing life runs into obsticles that change her life. Read more
Published on Oct. 24 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars TEN YEAR OLDS READ THIS!
YOU WANT EXCITEMENT? Read Anastasia Krupnik and you will get the lfe of a 10 year old girl in your hands! Read more
Published on Oct. 24 2002
1.0 out of 5 stars Anastasia Krupnik
I usually enjoy all of Lois Lowrys books, but this one was terrible. I definatly did not enjoy it. It was very pointless, it skiped from plots, and it was not enjoyaable at all... Read more
Published on April 8 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Anastastia has an intersting life
I think this is a good book because it has a lot of different ideas to it. It has Anastasia going through a lot of different things, at which most of them are things that a girl... Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2002 by Elizabeth Gerbig
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful series
Coming from an intellectual, not quite mainstream family, the Anastasia books were some of the only books I read as a child in which I could identify with the protagonist's family. Read more
Published on Jan. 5 2002 by lizardcub
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Page Tunner!!
Wow,what a wonderful book! I loved it. I couldn't put it down. It was a real page tunner! The characters in the story are Anastaisa, her mother and her father. Read more
Published on Oct. 16 2001
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