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Title:
Lily and the runaway baby
Author:
Shreve, Susan
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [1987]

©1987
Summary:
Third-grader Lily, a middle child who feels neglected at home, decides to run away and take her infant sister with her.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
760 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 1.0 424.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.6 3 Quiz: 06885.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780394891040

9780394991047
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Third-grader Lily, a middle child who feels neglected at home, decides to run away and take her infant sister with her.


Summary

Third-grader Lily, a middle child who feels neglected at home, decides to run away and take her infant sister with her.


Author Notes

Susan Richards Shreve is the author of twelve novels and a number of books for children.

She is a professor at George Mason University and the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

She lives in Washington, D. C.

(Publisher Provided) Susan Richards Shreve, born 1939, is a professor and author of more than twelve novels and children's books, including the children's series Joshua T. Bates. Shreve graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and taught at George Washington University, Bennington College, and Princeton University.

Shreve became a writer while raising four children and working as a schoolteacher. One of her grown children, Porter Shreve, is now a published author.

Shreve's works often focus on the integrity of her characters and parent-child relationships. She has won several awards for her writing including the Guggenheim award in fiction in 1980 and the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Mystery Writers of America, in 1988. Shreve served as the PEN/Faulkner Foundation presdient from 1985- 1990.

Shreve lives in Washington, D.C.


Susan Richards Shreve is the author of twelve novels and a number of books for children.

She is a professor at George Mason University and the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

She lives in Washington, D. C.

(Publisher Provided) Susan Richards Shreve, born 1939, is a professor and author of more than twelve novels and children's books, including the children's series Joshua T. Bates. Shreve graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and taught at George Washington University, Bennington College, and Princeton University.

Shreve became a writer while raising four children and working as a schoolteacher. One of her grown children, Porter Shreve, is now a published author.

Shreve's works often focus on the integrity of her characters and parent-child relationships. She has won several awards for her writing including the Guggenheim award in fiction in 1980 and the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Mystery Writers of America, in 1988. Shreve served as the PEN/Faulkner Foundation presdient from 1985- 1990.

Shreve lives in Washington, D.C.


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. Used to being the youngest in her family, Lily has been displaced by her baby sister and feels that no one cares about her anymore. Accordingly, she decides to run away with baby Muffin in tow to the Trenton Home for Children. Lily manages to board a train to New York with Muffin, but caring for the infant is difficult, especially when Muffin won't stop crying. An interested, grandmotherly stranger gives Lily a hand but then shockingly disappears with Muffin at the next stop. Lily realizes that she is in real trouble now, though all ends happily when she manages to track Muffin down even as police and parents are coming to her rescue. The brief story has a fast-moving plot and sufficient characterization to allow some depth. Its tone is right for lower elementary-age children who have left picture books behind for chapter books. This should prove useful and handy popular reading for capable, independent readers. DMW. Runaways Fiction / Brothers and sisters Fiction [OCLC] 87-4684


School Library Journal Review

ea. vol: (Stepping Stone Bks.). CIP. Ran dom. 1987. PLB $5.99; pap. $1.95. Gr 2-5 Both of these high/low books fill the readability measure, but the first falls short in the quality test. Lily and the Run away Baby is the story of a third grader who decides to take her baby sister with her when she runs away to nearby Tren ton, N.J. Lily has never crossed a street by herself but has no trouble purchasing a train ticket and getting on the train to New York. A woman on the train kidnaps Muf fin, so Lily sets off to recover the baby herselfand actually spurns the help of the police. The whole account is unbeliev able. Next Spring an Oriole shows more promise. Libby and her parents move from Virginia to Michigan during the late 1830s. It is the oft-told tale of a family who befriends an Indian and is rewarded with the Indians' friendship in return. Charac terization and plot are much stronger in this one. These can be considered where Giff's ``Polk Street School'' books (Dell) and Scott Corbett's ``Trick'' series (Lit tle) have a large following, but they're not likely to be as popular. Sharron McEl meel, Cedar Rapids Community Schs . , Iowa (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. Used to being the youngest in her family, Lily has been displaced by her baby sister and feels that no one cares about her anymore. Accordingly, she decides to run away with baby Muffin in tow to the Trenton Home for Children. Lily manages to board a train to New York with Muffin, but caring for the infant is difficult, especially when Muffin won't stop crying. An interested, grandmotherly stranger gives Lily a hand but then shockingly disappears with Muffin at the next stop. Lily realizes that she is in real trouble now, though all ends happily when she manages to track Muffin down even as police and parents are coming to her rescue. The brief story has a fast-moving plot and sufficient characterization to allow some depth. Its tone is right for lower elementary-age children who have left picture books behind for chapter books. This should prove useful and handy popular reading for capable, independent readers. DMW. Runaways Fiction / Brothers and sisters Fiction [OCLC] 87-4684


School Library Journal Review

ea. vol: (Stepping Stone Bks.). CIP. Ran dom. 1987. PLB $5.99; pap. $1.95. Gr 2-5 Both of these high/low books fill the readability measure, but the first falls short in the quality test. Lily and the Run away Baby is the story of a third grader who decides to take her baby sister with her when she runs away to nearby Tren ton, N.J. Lily has never crossed a street by herself but has no trouble purchasing a train ticket and getting on the train to New York. A woman on the train kidnaps Muf fin, so Lily sets off to recover the baby herselfand actually spurns the help of the police. The whole account is unbeliev able. Next Spring an Oriole shows more promise. Libby and her parents move from Virginia to Michigan during the late 1830s. It is the oft-told tale of a family who befriends an Indian and is rewarded with the Indians' friendship in return. Charac terization and plot are much stronger in this one. These can be considered where Giff's ``Polk Street School'' books (Dell) and Scott Corbett's ``Trick'' series (Lit tle) have a large following, but they're not likely to be as popular. Sharron McEl meel, Cedar Rapids Community Schs . , Iowa (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.