Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

Anna Casey’s Place in the World

by Adrian Fogelin

How do you face life without a place to call home?

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 her closest companion, her explorer journal. With the help of a scrawny new friend named Eb, Anna discovers a sense of belonging… and her own place in the world.

Hardcover: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-249-1
Total Pages: 207
Size: 6 x 9
Language: English
Paperback: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-295-8
Total Pages: 224
Size: 6 x 9
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-643-7
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English

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Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 54674
AR Reading Level: 3.8
AR Points: 9

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: U
F&P Grade: 5

Reading Counts
Reading Counts Level: 4.6
Reading Counts Points: 16
Reading Counts Interest Level: 6-8


“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

“This is a thoughtful coming-of-age story and Anna is an intrepid heroine to whom middle school students will be able to relate.” ―Kliatt


Young Adult Top Forty ―Pennsylvania School Library Association 2001

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education 2003

Carol D. Reiser Book Award for Inspiring Future Volunteers ―Metro Atlanta Corporate Volunteer Council 2003

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Sunshine State Young Readers Award (grades 3-5) (nominee) ―Florida Association for Media in Education 2003-2004

Mark Twain Award (nominee) ―Missouri Association of School Librarians 2003-2004

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Meet the Author

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. You can visit her website here.