Anna Was Here

Hardcover | August 27, 2013

byJane Kurtz

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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.

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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 ...

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Anna Nickel loves: Her classroom salamander Her house Midnight H. Cat (her cat) Jericho (her really cool Sunday School teacher) Her mom and dad and little sister, Isabella (most of the time) Colorado, not Kansas And her life just the way it is.Anna Nickel does not want to move to Oakwood. Especially when it is almost ...

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,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.97 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060564938

ISBN - 13:9780060564933

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