Author(s): Lois Lowry
In the third book of the Anastasia series, Anstasia becomes an entrepeneur. When Anastasia's best friend goes off to camp for the summer, Anastasia decides she needs to do something too. So she starts her own business. Her first job is as a Lady's Companion. But what seems like an easy summer job turns into one problem after another. First off, turns out Lady's Companion is actually just a fancy way of saying maid. And then she accidently throws a silver bockle into the garbage disposal. How will she ever manage to pay for that? And what is a bockle, anyway?
Twelve-year-old Anastasia has a series of disastrous experiences when she is hired to be a maid.
* "Lowry's right on target in capturing the thoughts and emotions of a twelve-year-old girl." "Booklist," starred review"