Upon learning that her family plans to move to the suburbs, Anastasia-that undaunted, precocious heroine of Anastasia Krupnik - declares, "As soon as I finish this chocolate pudding, I'm going to jump out the window." Eventually, with her parents and brother Sam, she hesitatingly goes to her new surroundings, bringing a mystery that she's been writing, "The Mystery of Saying Goodbye." But, as Anastasia soon learns, moving involves not only saying good-bye, but also meeting new friends-like crazy Gertrude Stein next door; Steve, an attractive tennis player down the block; and the people at the Senior Citizens' Drop-in Center.
"Anastasia Krupnik is one of the most intriguing female protagonists to appear in children's books since the advent of Harriet the Spy . . . Genuinely funny, the story is a marvelously human portrait of an articulate adolescent." -- Horn Book ALA Notable Book