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The Willoughbys: a novel nefariously written by the author

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IL: MG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 4
Lexile measure:
790L
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"Shouldn't 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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9780618979745
9780547345055
9780739364048
9781616379872
9780385737760
9780739364031
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.2, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
790L
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Grouped Work ID 70ed6a05-fa4a-dd4e-f885-51a22eac0273
Full title willoughbys
Author lowry lois
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:42:58PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-27 00:06:01AM

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auth_author2 Johnson, Arte, 1934-
author Lowry, Lois.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Family life -- Juvenile fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, Humorous stories, Juvenile, Orphans -- Fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The Willoughbys
title_full The Willoughbys, The Willoughbys / Lois Lowry, The Willoughbys / by Lois Lowry, The Willoughbys [sound recording] / by Lois Lowry, The Willoughbys [sound recording] : a novel nefariously written by the author / Lois Lowry
title_short The Willoughbys
title_sub a novel nefariously written by the author
topic_facet Audiobooks, Brothers and sisters, Children's audiobooks, Families, Family life, Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, Humorous stories, Juvenile, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Orphans