From Anna (Google eBook)

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Scholastic Inc., Sep 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
19 Reviews
Jean Little's classic celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new look for a new generation!

Nine-year-old Anna has always been the clumsy one in the family — somehow she can never do anything right. She bumps into tables, and she can't read the chalkboard at school. Her perfect brothers and sisters call her "Awkward Anna."

When Papa announces that the family is moving from Germany to Canada — he's worried about what the Nazis' rise to power will bring — Anna's heart sinks. How can she learn English when she can't even read German properly?

But when the Soldens arrive in Canada, Anna learns that there is a reason for her clumsiness. And suddenly, wonderfully, her whole world begins to change, especially when new friends at her special school help her stand up to bullies who call her names.

A truly heartwarming story, From Anna will resonate with any child who has ever felt left out. This 40th anniversary edition includes an Introduction by Katherine Paterson and and Afterword by Jean Little herself.

  

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Review: From Anna (Anna Solden #1)

User Review  - Amy Rose - Goodreads

One of my favourite books as a child. I must have read this five or six times in my middle school years. Read full review

Review: From Anna (Anna Solden #1)

User Review  - Barbara Badore - Goodreads

One of my favorite books from childhood ad one I still enjoy. Jean Little is a fantastic author. She usually has characters with some kind of disability but they are "normal"--they work with their ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Katherine Paterson
1
The Troubled Times
13
Awkward Anna
28
Papa is wrong7
45
Anna Finds a Friend
55
Halfa House
61
Annas Place
71
Dr Schumachers Discovery
77
After School
125
Rudis Meeting
139
Miss Williams Asks
149
Anna Works a Miracle
157
The Days Before Christmas
169
Christmas Eve
180
From Anna
189
Cne More Surprise
198

The Beginning
87
A Challenge
95
The Second Day 15
105
A Different Direction
115
Where Anna Came From byJean Little 207
207
About the Author
210
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About the author (2012)

Jean Little is one of Canada's best-loved children's writers. She is a member of the Order of Canada and has received numerous awards including a CLA Book of the Year Award, a Governor General's Literary Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for Body of Work. Jean is the author of almost 50 books, including four in the Dear Canada series, and the acclaimed novel Dancing Through the Snow. She lives in Guelph, Ontario. Her website is www.jeanlittle.ca.

Joan Sandin was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and lived in Stockholm, Sweden for 15 years. She always loved to draw, and illustrated her first book — a story written by her big brother Tom — when she was five. Joan has three children, more than a dozen grandchildren, and more than 100 published books in English and in Swedish. She now lives Arizona again, where she continues to illustrate, write, and translate children's books. Here website is www.joansandin.com.

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