From Anna

From Anna

eBook - 2012
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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.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781443119740
Characteristics: 1 online resource (211 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Sandin, Joan


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This novel tears at my heart strings every time I read it – the loneliness of Anna (despite four siblings), her physical challenges (“Awkward Anna”), plus a new life and language in Canada. The gifts Anna makes for her family are priceless!

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May 07, 2019

This is a well-written book. But, I had a great deal of difficulty getting past the level of abuse that Anna's family inflicted on her. But for that, I would have given more stars. But, I will continue to (re)read books by this author.

Aug 11, 2016

The greatest lesson that I learned in the book From Anna is to remember that you a precious pure pearl (as a person) and you can't be anything else but that. So, if you have self confidence and feel enough you don't care if you are not perfect like others.

Jul 27, 2016

really good book they don't have the second one

Jacksparrow69 Oct 16, 2013

I love this book there is a second it is called listen to the singing. i just learned this recently

Mar 31, 2012

my friend has read the book, even though i havent. She thinks it can really relate to reality for some people. It's interesting because it compares her time in Germany and her time in Canada. She didnt think it was fantastic, but it was worth reading. : )

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