176 pages, 7.6 × 5.23 × 0.46 in
May 1, 1984
Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0440484944
ISBN - 13: 9780440484943
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. "Touching, inventive, believable, and hilarious . . . with a solid base of sharp characterization and some pithy commentary on our society." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
About the Author
Lois Lowry was born on March 20, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was educated at both Brown University and the University of Southern Maine. Lowry has written over twenty books for young adults including the Anastasia Krupnik series and Number the Stars, a book about the Holocaust. She has received the International Reading Association's Children's Literature Award, the American Library Association Notable Book Award Citation and a Newberry Medal for both Number the Stars and The Giver.
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.