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How do you face life without a place to call home?
Anna Casey is learning to deal with the loss of her family and adjust to living in a foster home with Miss Dupree. Feeling abandoned and alone, Anna turns to her closest companion, her explorer journal filled with drawn maps of her earlier neighborhoods and all the places that she has called home.
Anna is determined to become part of a real family, and with the help of a scrawny new friend named Eb, an unconventional biology teacher in cowboy boots, a homeless Vietnam vet, and a motley crew of kids from the neighborhood, Anna discovers a sense of belongingand her own place in the world.
With warmth and humor, award-winning author Adrian Fogelin follows up her critically acclaimed novel Crossing Jordan with the story of a young girl's trials and triumphs as she tries to find a home.
"Anna has inner pluck and outer charm: she's been through a lot, but knows what needs to be done. Evocative descriptions bubble up from a deep reality...And places are found, if not the ones both kids thought they wanted." "Anna has inner pluck and outer charm: she's been through a lot, but knows what needs to be done. Evocative descriptions bubble up from a deep reality.... And places are found, if not the ones both kids thought they wanted."
Series: Neighborhood Novels
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 1st October 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.2 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3