Anastasia Again! (Anastasia Krupnik, book 2) by Lois Lowry

By Lois Lowry

"As quickly as I end this chocolate pudding, I'm going to leap out the window." Twelve-year-old Anastasia Krupnik has simply found that her mom and dad are making plans a circulate to the suburbs. and he or she occurs to understand that folks within the suburbs should not have significant work on their partitions. they've got paint-by-numbers photos of kittens with colossal eyes fidgeting with balls of yarn. And within the position of bookcases they've got immense television units with bowls of pretend fruit on most sensible. One examine their destiny apartment within the suburbs, notwithstanding, and Anastasia falls in love. It's now not lengthy prior to she's assembly the buddies, together with a good-looking tennis participant and a witch named Gertrude Stein. And it takes not often any time in any respect sooner than she's immersed in exactly the type of advanced messes that she turns out to specialise in.

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She’s a pretty young thing, for certain, well cultured and titled… …And her father, the Duke of Turello, is someone I’d very much like to have closer ties to my court. Yes, but— I wasn’t all that much older than you when your mother was a young countess in whose eyes the sun rose and set, as far as I was concerned. Now, as for how to woo her, you’ve come to the right place… But she paid me no mind! The fact that I was her future king held no sway over her at all. But I eventually turned her head.

Let the word go forth that there shall be three days of celebration here in Florin, one for each day of the Prince’s absence! Let us steal back the days that were stolen from him, and from us! Let there be music and jugglers! Archery and acrobats! My knights shall joust for us! And the final night shall see a banquet the likes of which my court has not seen in many a year… …all in honor of Medoria’s newest heroes, saviors of my only son and heir! Remember what a bad idea stoppin’ at that Black Rock Inn turned out to be?

Yes, but— I wasn’t all that much older than you when your mother was a young countess in whose eyes the sun rose and set, as far as I was concerned. Now, as for how to woo her, you’ve come to the right place… But she paid me no mind! The fact that I was her future king held no sway over her at all. But I eventually turned her head. Oh, boy, did I! And do you want to know how? Yes! H-how? Jousting! “Jousting”…? It’s the sport of kings, boy! “Two knights hurtling toward each other atop powerful chargers in a martial contest to be the first to unseat the other.

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