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ISBN13: 9780739382349
ISBN10: 0739382349
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“Shouldnt we be orphans?” one of the Willoughby children suggests one day. The four are, after all, part of an old-fashioned kind of family, and their parents-well, their parents are not all that one would hope for. Recalling literary heroes and heroines such as Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna, and James with his giant peach, the Willoughbys concoct a diabolical plot to turn themselves into worthy and winsome orphans. Little do they know that Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby have already begun to formulate their own thoroughly despicable plan inspired by another favorite bedtime story: the tale of Hansel and Gretel...

Villains, benefactors, no-nonsense nannies, abandoned infants, long-lost heirs, and late-life romance all make their appearance along with the irrepressible Willoughbys as the Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry pays playful homage to classic works of literature in this hilarious and decidedly “old-fashioned” parody.

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Abandoned by their parents to the care of a nanny, the four Willoughby children attempt to fulfill their roles as good old-fashioned children--following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins. A starred Booklist review said of The Willoughbys, sly humor and a certain deadpan zaniness give literary conventions an ironic twist, with hilarious results.

About the Author

Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the popular Anastasia Krupnik series to her best-selling novel The Giver, her books have garnered countless honors and awards, including two Newbery Medals. Look for Number the Stars, Messenger, The Silent Boy, Gathering Blue, Gossamer, The Willoughbys, and The Giver on audio from Listening Library.

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FrankSara, May 4, 2009 (view all comments by FrankSara)
I thoroughly enjoyed previewing this book for my two young children, then decided it was more to my taste than theirs. After they've read more of the "Mary Poppins" type nanny and orphan stories they'll get the humor better; perhaps they also aren't quite old enough to be a little cynical themselves yet.
Really great listening, including, of course, the Glossary's tongue-in-cheek definitions and tangents. What would have been a terrible tragedy in another genre becomes a case of just desserts--and there are lots of desserts! Great fun for all of us former English majors or anyone who craves a witty laugh.
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ISBN:
9780739382349
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
Listening Library
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Johnson, Arte
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Johnson, Arte
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Author:
Johnson, Arte
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Three CD
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.13x4.96x.61 in. .27 lbs.
Media Run Time:
176
Age Level:
06-10

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Children's » Humor
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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Product details pages Listening Library - English 9780739382349 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Abandoned by their parents to the care of a nanny, the four Willoughby children attempt to fulfill their roles as good old-fashioned children--following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins. A starred Booklist review said of The Willoughbys, sly humor and a certain deadpan zaniness give literary conventions an ironic twist, with hilarious results.
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