Anna Was Here

Anna Was Here Cover

Anna Was Here

By Jane Kurtz

Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780060564933, 279pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2013

Description

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.



Praise For Anna Was Here

Praise for The Feverbird’s Claw:“Kurtz rewards readers with simple yet profound insights.”
-Publishers Weekly

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