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Anna Casey's Place in the World

Adrian Fogelin

Nominee:Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -Grades 3-5 (2004)
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 belonging...and 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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Oct 7th, 2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.48in - 5.86in - 0.60in - 0.65lb
  • EAN: 9781561452958
  • Recommended age: 08-12
  • Categories: Family - Orphans & Foster HomesSocial Themes - Emotions & FeelingsSocial Themes - Friendship

About the Author

Adrian Fogelin earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a librarian and as an illustrator for the Baltimore Zoo. The author of several novels for middle readers and young adults, Adrian makes regular appearances in schools and libraries and teaches creative writing. Her special interests include managing family land for wildlife conservation, running a food bank and library for her neighborhood, and singing in a duo called Hot Tamale. She lives in Florida.

Praise for this book

"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."--Booklist