176 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.64 in
April 27, 1983
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0395340705
ISBN - 13: 9780395340707
From the Publisher
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 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. Ms. Lowrynow divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com .
From Our Editors
Taking her overprotected young charge to the public park to broaden his horizons, fourteen-year-old baby sitter Enid enjoys unexpected friendships with a black saxophonist and a bag lady until she is charged with kidnapping
"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