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Anastasia on Her Own
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First edition
Author Lois Lowry
Cover artist Diane deGroat
Country United States
Language English
Series The Anastasia Series
Genre Young adult
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 131
ISBN 978-0-3953-8133-5
OCLC 11291115
LC Class PZ7.L9673 Ap 1985
Preceded by Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst 
Followed by Anastasia Has the Answers 

Anastasia on Her Own (1985) is a young-adult novel by Lois Lowry. It is part of a series of books that Lowry wrote about Anastasia and her younger brother Sam.

Plot summary

Anastasia's mother, who is a children's book illustrator, finds out that she is being flown to California to act as a consultant for a film being made from a book that she illustrated. At first, Anastasia thinks that being in charge of the house in her mother's absence will be a snap, particularly when she and her father make up an easy to follow, super-organized housekeeping list. Unexpected events, however, keep shaking up Anastasia's domestic bliss. First, her younger brother Sam gets the chicken pox, and Anastasia has to stay home from school to take care of him. Then her boyfriend, Steve, asks her out on their first real date—but she finds out she can't go out with him because she has to stay home to chaperone a meeting between her father and Annie, one of his ex-girlfriends. Anastasia wants to plan a romantic dinner for herself and Steve, but worries that the romantic setting will affect her father and Annie. Numerous disasters—small and large—strike, but luckily Anastasia won't be on her own for long, as her mother is able to come home early and straighten things out again. Her mother's arrival brought her peace and happiness.

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