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From Anna by Jean Little
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Nov 26, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult-children
Recommended for: anyone who wants a touching family story
Read in January, 1982 , read count: 4

From Anna is a wonderful, sensitive touching book. It concerns nine year old Anna who is emigrating from Germany in the 1930's to Canada.

But not only must Anna deal with the new country, but the old problems of being the misfit of the family. When they children are studying English, Anna's older borther Rudy names her "Awkward Anna:.

A quote: "Awkward! Awkward! How she hated it! How she thought it was true. Rudy used it most often--he guessed how much it hurt. Only Papa never used it--he Guessed ,too"

When Anna is put in a Sight-Savers class in Canada, with other children with low vision, she suddenly finds friends for the first time and her life begins to change.

This is a quick , easy read for adults, of course but very, very heart warming. It is finally back in print after years,and well worth having. Get it for your children--but read it yourself also!

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