Title: The Willoughbys
Author: Lois Lowry
Is your upper-elementary school child looking for a silly story written by a great author? The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry could your next read!
The Willoughbys are not your typical family. Their parents aren't very fond of children, leaving them to fend for themselves in unique ways. Later on in the novel, an orphan shows up on their doorstep, whom they sent to their mysterious millionaire neighbor. Meanwhile, the Willoughby children acquire a loving, no-nonsense Nanny while their parents take an international trip and never return.
What will happen to the Willoughbys now that they are orphans? How does the millionaire candy magnate neighbor factor into their lives? Will Nanny stick around or find another job? Check out this book and find out!
The sequel, The Willoughbys Return, promises more family adventures.