The first four books of Lois Lowry’s beloved series about precocious tween Anastasia Krupnik are collected in this ebook edition. Over the course of these stories, Anastasia deals with a new baby in the family, a move to the suburbs, a summer job, a difficult science project, and all the growing pains of adolescence. This set includes: Anastasia Krupnik Anastasia Again! Anastasia at Your Service Anastasia Off Her Rocker
Once there was a young girl,” Anastasia wrote, “who had had, in her short life of twelve years, to say goodbye many times. Her grandmother had died. And her goldfish had been flushed down the toilet and was irretrievable even though plumbers had been called. But one day, she had to say goodbye to the house she had lived in all her life… Also, it became complicated, because at the same time she had to adjust to a new house. This young girl was not a very adjustable person.” Everything is going wrong for Anastasia now that she’s twelve. She’s taller than everyone in her class, her hair is always oily and, worst of all, Anastasia’s family are moving house. But is it really the end of life as she knows it, or just the beginning of a new one?
The first two books in the critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun--When Anastasia Pollack's husband permanently cashes in his chips at a roulette table in Vegas, her comfortable middle-class life craps out. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her hateful, cane-wielding Communist mother-in-law. Not to mention stunned disbelief over her late husband's secret gambling addiction, and the loan shark who's demanding fifty thousand dollars. Anastasia's job as crafts editor for a magazine proves no respite when she discovers a dead body glued to her office chair. The victim, fashion editor Marlys Vandenburg, collected enemies and ex-lovers like Jimmy Choos on her ruthless climb to editor-in-chief. But when evidence surfaces of an illicit affair between Marlys and Anastasia's husband, Anastasia becomes the number one suspect. Death by Killer Mop Doll--Overdue bills and constant mother vs. mother-in-law battles at home are bad enough. But crafts editor Anastasia Pollack's stress level is maxed out when she and her fellow American Woman editors get roped into unpaid gigs for a revamped morning TV show. Before the glue is dry on Anastasia's mop dolls, morning TV turns crime drama when the studio is trashed and the producer is murdered. Former co-hosts Vince and Monica—sleazy D-list celebrities—stand out among a lengthy lineup of suspects, all furious over the show's new format. And Anastasia has no clue her snooping has landed her directly in the killer's unforgiving spotlight.
Readers Theatre and Writing Activities for Grades 3-8
Author: Anastasia Suen
This book allows students to bring the energy of their everyday lives into the classroom via sports-based readers theatre and writing activities. * Presents ten original readers theater scripts about sports for children in elementary and middle school * Provides a sample "GO Chart" with each writing exercise so students have an example to follow * Includes a word search and a crossword puzzle with each of the ten sports, providing valuable spelling and vocabulary activities * Contains appendixes with helpful charts and black line masters for instructors
THE ROSARY is a beautifully illustrated practical and reverential primer to a centuries old prayer that has touched millions of lives. In the introduction, author Gary Jansen appeals to the universality of one of the original Christian prayers, "Though traditionally considered a Catholic act of devotion, the rosary with its primary focus on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus, is ultimately a . . . universal prayer--one that can appeal to Christians of all denominations." Written for both Catholic and Protestant Christians, candid explanations on why and how to pray the rosary along with useful instructions on how to get the most out of the meditative and spiritual exercise of repeating prayers are in the first of two sections. Prayers including a visual and spiritual journey that illuminates the teachings of the New Testament follow in the second section.
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