Anna Was Here  -     By: Jane Kurtz
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Anna Was Here

Greenwillow Books / 2013 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 279
Vendor: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.30 X 5.40 X 1.10 (inches)
ISBN: 0060564938
ISBN-13: 9780060564933
Ages: 8-12

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Ten-year-old Anna Nickel is moving from Colorado to Kansas, and she is not happy about leaving her friends behind! This is a moving, often humorous coming-of-age story about family, faith, God's love, and the meaning of home, perfect for fans of Katherine Paterson and The Penderwicks.

Ten-year-old Anna Nickel's worst nightmare has come true. Her father has decided to move the family back to Oakwood, Kansas—where he grew up—in order to become the minister of the church there. New friends, new school, a new community, and a family of strangers await, and what's even worse, it's all smack-dab in the middle of Tornado Alley. Anna has always prided herself on being prepared (she keeps a notebook on how to cope with disasters, from hurricanes to shark bites), but she'll be tested in Oakwood! This beautifully written novel introduces a family who takes God's teachings to heart while finding many occasions to laugh along the way, and an irrepressible and wholesome ten-year-old who, with a little help from Midnight H. (her cat), takes control of her destiny.

Author Bio

Jane Kurtz knows a lot about moving. She was born in Portland, Oregon, but when she was two years old her parents moved their family to Ethiopia to work for the Presbyterian Church there. Jane Kurtz is the author of novels, picture books, and chapter books. After living in North Dakota (where she survived a natural disaster), Colorado, Illinois, and Kansas, she moved back to Portland, Oregon, where she now lives with her husband, the Reverend Leonard L. Goering, H.R.

Editorial Reviews

“An amusing and richly rewarding tale that features a very likable, one-of-kind protagonist.”
Praise for The Feverbird’s Claw:“Kurtz rewards readers with simple yet profound insights.”
Praise for Jakarta Missing:“Ambitious and complex.”

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