Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Willoughbys

Finished December 4
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

This classic children's tale is great fun. As the cover states, it is "nefariously written and ignominiously illustrated" by Lowry.
It is a  book about a family of old-fashioned children, who try to plan their lives differently. When their parents go off travelling and hire a nanny to look after them, things do go differently, but not in the way they imagined. The book is a very tongue-in-cheek send-up of those classic children's books, in a very amusing style. Full of nice big words, interesting characters and with the requisite happy ending, this will keep the reader entertained throughout. A glossary is provided.

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