Anastasia Krupnik
illustrated by Diane de Groat
published in 1984

Details

Appropriate age:
Older Kid (age 8-11)
Reading level:
Grade 4
Genres: Fiction, Humor, Realistic Fiction
Subjects: Family, Friendship, Social Issues, Adolescence, Humor

Description

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."
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