North Regional Library Reads: The Willoughby’s

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The Willoughby’s by Lois Lowry

The small family, the Willoughby’s, consuming the families 4 children, Jane the youngest, Time the oldest, and the twins Barnaby A and Barnaby B. The family is quite odd especially when a baby is left on their doorstep, and the parents of the family decide they have no care for their children so, they go off doing the most dangerous actions and hoping to die. Meanwhile the children leave the baby at a man named Mr. Melanoff. He used to have a son and a wife who were tragically left in a snow storm. The children are left with a nanny haveing to face the troubles of prospective buyers showing up at their home and nanny falling in love with Mr. Melanoff who has been changed by the baby left at his doorstep. Mr. Melanoff is back in his old candy business and his long lost wife and son are alive, but M. Melanoff stopped checking his mail. With the Willoughby’s parents now dead and Mr. Melanoff’s son running back home to papa, nanny steps up to marry Mr. Melanoff. What will Barnaby A., B., Jane and Time think, and will Mr. melanoff’s son ever find his way back home? Read the fantastic book “The Willoughby’s” to find out!

I think the Willoughb’y was a fantastic book that spoke to me and truly made me feel connected to the book. I would reccomend the to anyone and thinks Lois Lowry did a fantastic job.

Teen Reviewer: Zoe N., North Regional Library

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