Outspoken and irresistable as always, Anastasia Krupnik finds that when you exaggerate the truty, things don't always turn out as planned. Unfazed by her friends' decision to give up boys, Anastasia Krupnik answers a personal ad she finds in a magazine. When the special "he" decides he wants to meet her, Anastasia finds herself in quite a predicament--especially since her letters might have stretched the truth just a tiny bit... AGES: 10 - 12 AUTHOR: Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honours, 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. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com.