Anna Was Here (Hardcover)

By Jane Kurtz

Greenwillow Books, 9780060564933, 279pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2013

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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

Praise for Jakarta Missing:“Ambitious and complex.”
-Publishers Weekly

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