Taking Care of Terrific

Taking Care of Terrific

By Lois Lowry

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780395340707, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 1983


Going to the park to broaden his horizons, fourteen-year-old babysitter Enid enjoys unexpected friendships with a bag lady and a black saxophonist.

About the Author
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association s Children s Book Award.

Praise For Taking Care of Terrific

"Touching, inventive, believable, and hilarious . . . with a solid base of sharp characterization and some pithy commentary on our society." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books