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The Willoughbys

Lowry, Lois

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ISBN 10: 0618979743 / ISBN 13: 9780618979745
Published by Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2008
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "Ignominiously . . . / Lois Lowry," nicely matching the cover copy of "A Novel / Nefariously Written & Ignominiously Illustrated by the Author." Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $16.00); some edgewear at tail of spine. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005713

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Title: The Willoughbys

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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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.

About the Author:

Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the 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 www.loislowry.com or follow her on Twitter @LiosLowryWriter.

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