"As usual, Lowry delivers tight, page turning prose, plenty of humor, and characters right out of readers' neighborhoods." - Kirkus Reviews
Lois Lowry is one of the most decorated authors for young readers. Her books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal for both Number the Stars and The Giver. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
"As usual, Lowry delivers tight, page-turning prose, plenty of
humor, and characters right out of readers' neighborhoods." Kirkus
"Now an eighth-grader, Anastasia Krupnik struggles with caring for her new puppy, Sleuth, answering sticky ethical questions for her classroom "Values" assignments, and owning up to a dark deed (well, an embarrassing disclosure). Walking Sleuth early one morning, she dutifully cleans up after her dog, but absentmindedly puts the plastic bag into the mailbox instead of the trash can. When the police haul the mailbox away and start asking questions, Anastasia is alarmed. Her eventual confession and her unexpectedly keen memory lead to the arrest of a mailbox bomber. Improbable? Well, yes, but the book has its moments of humor and insight. A must-read for Anastasia's many fans."--Booklist
"The book is packed with believable dialogue and references to current groups and situations."--School Library Journal