Anastasia at your Service (Anastasia Krupnik Series)

by Lois Lowry

Paperback, 1983



Local notes

PB Low




Yearling (1983), Edition: Reprint, 160 pages


Twelve-year-old Anastasia is horrified at her family's decision to move from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs.


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Physical description

160 p.; 5.25 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member miriamparker
I loved this when I was little, despite the fact that I didn't know what an analyst was. It still worked for me though.
LibraryThing member EmScape
Anastasia acquires a couple of gerbils for her science project which soon turn into several more gerbils. About this same time, she realizes she is entering Stage One of adolescence: in which one's parents become horribly embarrassing. She purchases a bust of Freud at a garage sale, and he helps
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her through this awkward time.
Amazingly realistic as well as enormously funny, Anastasia continues to be an entertaining read, even for an adult.
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LibraryThing member satyridae
Cute but not compelling.
LibraryThing member fingerpost
Another quick, fun, occasionally hilarious visit with Anastasia Krupnik. Anastasia has hit first stage adolescence, and with it the requisite loathing of her parents. She decides she needs psychoanalysis to get over this, but her (horrid) parents won't pay for it, so she buys a bust of Sigmund
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Freud at a garage sale and discusses her problems with him. She also has acquired two gerbils much to her mother's chagrin. And it turns out both were pregnant, so she soon has eleven gerbils, and she's not happy with them either. Meanwhile, Sam is dealing with a bully at nursery school.
(For some reason, this one was retitled "Anastasia, Off Her Rocker. Same book.)
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½ (69 ratings; 3.8)
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