The Willoughby children set out to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.
7 Sept 2010
I am not sure why I haven't yet, but I have wanted to read this book for a long time - is it the cover? The author (author of Number the Stars and The Giver)? The idea of kids being left with a nanny? It is supposed to be a funny story, which surprised some of the Lowry fans out there...her books are always so...serious. Have you read this book? Any of Lowry's other books? Be on the lookout for references to other orphan titles and characters because this book is filled with them. (I think those orphan references would go over my head!)