THE WILLOUGHBYS.

Lowry, Lois.

ISBN 10: 0618979743 / ISBN 13: 9780618979745
Published by Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2008.) dj, 2008
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A novel for younger children 'nefariously written and ignominously illustrated by the author.' SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2014. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). Bookseller Inventory # 59959

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Title: THE WILLOUGHBYS.

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2008.) dj

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"A very funny parody of classic children's literature with references to familiar stories throughout, this book will appeal to young readers who are ready for a little comedy in the vein of A Series of Unfortunate Events." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good oldfashioned children. Following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins, the four Willoughbys hope to attain their proscribed happy ending too, or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one. However, it is an unquestionably ruthless act that sets in motion the transformations that lead to their salvation and to happy endings for not only the four children, but their nanny, an abandoned baby, a candy magnate, and his long-lost son too. Replete with a tongue-in-cheek glossary and bibliography, this hilarious and decidedly old-fashioned parody pays playful homage to classic works of children’s literature.

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Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at loislowry.com or follow her on Twitter @LoisLowryWriter.

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