Lowry, Lois Anastasia Krupnik, 139 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1979. $6.99 (2014 edition includes a new introduction by the author) Language: PG (1 swear); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
Anastasia Krupnik is 10-years-old, her mother is an artist and her father is a poet and college professor. This year is going to be important, so she’s keeping track of everything in her journal. She writes everything down in her green notebook: hard words she’s learned, things she’s trying to figure out (like why she seems to be the only one who doesn’t like her teacher) and an ever changing list of what she likes and what she hates. One thing she hates is that her mom is going to have a baby. A brother, and guess who gets to name him?
It's refreshing to read a book that is not chock full of issues! Although a little bit dated (well, what would you expect it’s over 30 years old) it still holds the charm, the fun, and the spirit of Anastasia Krupnik. The 1st in a series, published with a new cover and introduction, I hope to see a new generation of girls make friends with Anastasia.
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