Anna Casey's Place in the World
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Anna Casey's Place in the World

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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. With warmth and humor, Fogelin has created a memorable character in Anna, who must deal with the loss of her family and adjust to living in a foster home. Feeling abandoned and alone, Anna turns to h...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Peachtree Jr
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Julia Smith
Anna Casey's Place in the World by Adrian Fogelin is a soft and gentle story about a subject that is often times not a soft and gently subject---foster care and the reasons for the need for it. This book is not harsh, does not point fingers. It simply tells a lovely story that is sometimes funny, sometimes sad.

The two main characters, unrelated, have been placed in the foster care of a first time foster mother. A recipe for disaster? No, here it becomes a recipe for caring and sharing and helpin...more
Angela Scott
This was a really good story. At first I thought that writing a book about an orphan wasn't such an original idea, but Anna ended up being realistically upbeat as she accepted the things that happened to her and the things around her. I think it will really show kids how to make the best out of any situation and that everyone does eventually find a place int he world.
Nicole G.
This is another juvenile fiction read; this time I came across it from a student I tutored. L. showed it to me and I asked if I could look at it. Twenty pages later, I gave it back and left the school, only to head to the library and take it out so I could finish it. A girl whose parents have died gets shuttled back and forth between relatives until they run out, so she ends up in foster care with a woman who doesn't really know how to handle her very ungirly, adventurous spirit. There are some...more
Suzanne Eastman
From the “Way-back” shelf….copyright 2001!

Don’t you love a book with quirky characters? This book is filled with wonderful characters and real problems. The main character is a young girl who despite being shuffled between relatives and foster parents always manages to see the bright side, and the adventurous side, and maybe gets a little bit in trouble side of things! Does Anna find the right person to live with in the end? Look for this great “way-back” book to read with your middle grade chi...more
A wonderful book about an element of life most of us don't realize, The element of loneliness

I love the writing style and how Anna puts her opinion on everything

again a very wonderful book
Didn't really like the group relationship (with Anna) in this book. I'd think they'd be friendlier at first and actually talk to her when they are with the whole group.
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Recommends it for: EVERYONE
.. It showed me that you don't need everything in the world to be happy. Just the people around you can make you happy.
Omg I'm reading this book and it's amazing!! Can't go a day without reading but how do we read on this?
I really like the book but in the beginning i had trouble getting in to it.
Excellent introduction of a new kid in an old neighborhood.
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Adrian Fogelin is the author of several novels for middle readers and young adults, including Crossing Jordan and The Real Question. She lives in Florida.
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