Anastasia on Her Own (Anastasia Krupnik Series)

by Lois Lowry

Paperback, 1986



Local notes

PB Low




Yearling (1986), Edition: Reprint, 160 pages


Her family's new organized schedule for easy housekeeping makes thirteen-year-old Anastasia confident that she can run the household while her mother is out of town, until she hits unexpected complications.


Original language


Physical description

160 p.; 5.25 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member ohjanet
My favorite awkward nerd ever. I love my parents dearly but I always envied her beer-drinking professor dad.
LibraryThing member dgadkins88
I read this book several times growing up and it seems to never get old! Anastasis' family is new and organized schedule for easy housekeeping makes Anastasia confident that she can run the household while her mother is out of town, until she hits unexpected complications. But when Mrs. Krupnik
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goes to California on a ten-day business trip, Anastasia finds that the problem isn't solved at all. It's hard to stick to a schedule that doesn't leave room for her little brother, Sam, who's come down with the chicken pox, and her father's former girlfriend, who's invited herself to dinner. Anastasia now has to come up with a plan to make everything happen before her mom gets back!
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LibraryThing member EmScape
Anastasia's mom has to go out of town, so Anastasia is in charge. She thinks she can handle taking care of the house and her 3 year old brother, but she is sadly mistaken. Her dad is not much help.
This is the most ridiculous and sexist of the Anastasia books. Although they make a big deal of
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titling the housekeeping schedule "Krupnik Family Non-sexist Housekeeping Schedule" it is pretty obvious that Mrs. Krupnik does all the work around there and that the rest of the family would be (and is) lost without her. The happy little ending is that Mrs. Krupnik buys a microwave and therefore is better able to do all the housework. Bull. Still a pretty funny book, though. It just offended my feminist sensibilities.
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LibraryThing member PaigeCostella
Anastasia is a seventh grader who is in charge of taking care of the family and house while her mother goes to California for a job. Anastasia's little brother Sam gets the chicken pox and is forced to stay home from daycare, her father who is a professor can not stay home with Sam, so this leave
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Anastasia to stay home from school a week to take care of Sam. Anastasia realizes the hard work her mother goes through everyday to keep the house clean, dinner cooked, and work on her illustrations for books. The family tries to put a schedule together to stick by to make the house work easier, but it does not last. Anastasia is so delighted when her mother returns from her trip and appreciates all she does for the family. This is a great book for children to read to learn about responsibility and that parents should be appreciated for all they do because it is hard work.
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LibraryThing member satyridae
Hilarious. Just plain funny as well as warm and believable.
LibraryThing member JenneB
Not my favorite of the series, because the whole plotline about the date with Steve Harvey is way too embarrassing. But I forgot about Annie! HAHAHA. And the tap-dancing lesson salesman helping her cook dinner!




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