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Annie's Promise
     

Annie's Promise

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by Sonia Levitin
 

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The Platt family, driven from their home in Germany by WWII, struggles to adapt to their new life as Americans. For 12-year-old Annie, there's the additional challenge of establishing her independence from her old-fashioned parents. When Annie is invited to attend a summer camp in the California mountains, it's a chance for her to find her own identity--and to

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The Platt family, driven from their home in Germany by WWII, struggles to adapt to their new life as Americans. For 12-year-old Annie, there's the additional challenge of establishing her independence from her old-fashioned parents. When Annie is invited to attend a summer camp in the California mountains, it's a chance for her to find her own identity--and to discover some surprising strengths and flaws in herself and in her family.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The conclusion to Levitin's series about the Platt family, German Jewish refugees, is a "solidly crafted novel," said PW in a starred review, "as inviting as its predecessors, Journey to America and Silver Days." Ages 10-up. (May)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-- The end of World War II forms the backdrop for this third book about the Platt family. The chronicle began with Journey to America (Aladdin, 1987), which told of the family's escape from Nazi Germany. In Silver Days (Atheneum, 1989), the middle daughter, Lisa, describes the family's difficulties in assimilating into American life. Here Annie, 13, continues their tale in a realistic, honest coming-of-age story. Readers will be immediately drawn to this likable heroine whose sensitivity and intelligence are keenly felt. Levitin juxtaposes the family's problems with Annie's need to become more independent and ``American.'' When a school guidance counselor offers her the chance to go to a Quaker summer camp, she is thrilled, but she worries that her parents will not let her go. To her surprise, they agree. After normal newcomer's jitters and homesickness, she becomes a star camper and befriends a black girl whose background is totally different from her own. Annie's candor throughout is refreshing, and though some things do work out happily for her, there are frustrations, disappointments, and disillusionments as well. A novel that promises and delivers. --Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689804403
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was an ok book not my favorite.