Eight-year-old Anna enjoys one exciting experience after another in this charming story set in Baltimore just before World War I. She gets a new winter coat that's even better than Rosa's, rollerskates down the steepest hill in the neighborhood, and rides the trolley all by herself. And she delights in the changes occurring in the world around her, as motorcars and electric lights appear for the first time on her street. Based on the childhood experiences of the author's mother, these heartwarming episodes touch on timeless themes of family, friends, and the wonders of growing up.
Illustrated by Diane de Groat
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"[A] powerful depiction of the childhood emotions that accompany the inevitable process of growing up. . . . timeless. . . . young readers should find Anna's experiences meaningful."Kirkus Reviews
"[An] engaging episodic novel."Horn Book
ISBN-13/EAN: 978-0-395-86975-8 Hardcover