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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 6
  • Hardcover: 114 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 5th or later Edition edition (1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395286298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395286296
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,165,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

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 the 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

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I loved this book growing up and was really excited to pass it on to my 10 year old daughter.
S. Timberman
The books are also witty, intelligent, compassionate, and beautifully written--and the characters are incredibly well-crafted.
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I would recommend it is a must read book by kids as they will have lot to relate with Anastasia.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Richard Wible on December 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
I read "Anastasia Krupnik: Being ten is no laughing matter," by Lois Lowry, to assist my daughter with her 7th grade language arts assignment. The book was very well written and enjoyable to read.

The story is set in Boston, Massachusetts, where ten-year-old Anastasia is struggling with an identity crisis, eccentric parents, and the pain of growing up an only child in a secular household. Her father is an English professor who writes poetry and her mother is an artist who forgets to do the laundry, which is why they both wear socks that don't match. Anastasia writes a poem without rhyme or meter and reads it to her class, but her teacher doesn't appreciate modern poetry; she gives her an "F" and tells her to follow the rules when writing poems. She has an on-again, off-again crush on a boy who doesn't like her, a grandmother who can't remember her name due to the onset of dementia, and a baby brother soon to be born: even her goldfish "blurps" at her from within the confines of its bowl.

At one point Anastasia decides to become Catholic, so she can change her name, but she soon changes her mind when she learns that stealing cupcakes from her friend is a sin and she will have to confess her sins to become a Catholic. Anastasia chronicles the significant events of her life in a green notebook, listing things she loves in one column and things she hates in another. Sometimes the things she hates become the things she loves and vice versa. By the end of the story, there remains only one item on the list of things she hates - liver - but the list of things she loves is long. The story is told with humorous effect, even though some of the things that happen are sad.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By teacher26 on January 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
One of the major moments in my childhood came when I read that Myron Krupnik kept his poetry manuscripts in the crisper drawer of the fridge so they wouldn't burn in a fire. My father (also a poet, also an English professor) did the exact same thing. I vaguely remember jumping up and down on my bed and wanting to move to Boston.

Buy these for your child, even if you're not a poet. They're wonderful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 20, 2003
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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 23, 1999
Format: Paperback
I first read this book at the age of eight, and over the years I collected each one as they came out. This was a series I read and reread. I am now saving these books for my daughter-who, by the way,I named Anastasia. Anastasia Krupnik is a wonderful character who will always warm my heart. Lois Lowry created a gem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lizardcub on January 5, 2002
Format: Hardcover
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. For that reason alone, I'd recommend these books to other children of intellectuals (both my parents are academics).
The books are also witty, intelligent, compassionate, and beautifully written--and the characters are incredibly well-crafted. Anastasia is, in her way, every bit as memorable as Beverly Cleary's Ramona. For that reason, I'd recommend these books to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By prettylonelygirl on November 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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