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The Willoughbys

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lowry, Lois.
Willoughbys.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008
(OCoLC)872657755
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Lowry
ISBN: 9780618979745 0618979743
OCLC Number: 145396410
Notes: "Walter Lorraine books."
Description: 174 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The Old-Fashioned Family and the Beastly Baby --
2. A Parental Conspiracy --
3. Contemplating Orphanhood --
4. An Impending Vacation --
5. The Arrival of the Odious Nanny --
6. Nanny Prepares Porridge --
7. The Melancholy Tycoon --
8. A Cryptic Communication --
9. Clever Camouflage --
10. An Alabaster Aphrodite --
11. An Astonishing Acquisition --
12. Another Cryptic Communication --
13. The Obsequious Postmaster --
14. Reencountering an Infant --
15. A Regrettable Transaction --
16. Two Terrible Tourists --
17. An Auspicious Change --
18. A Walking Tour Is Suggested --
19. Long Hours in the Laboratory --
20. A Confectionary Recognition --
21. A Decision, an Announcement, and an Unexpected Arrival.
Responsibility: Lois Lowry ; nefariously written and ignominiously illustrated by the author.

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In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

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