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Kurtz, Jane.
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 5.5
ISBN 0060564938
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While living in Colorado, Anna and her friend Jericho created the Safety Club after roaring wild fires from the past summer had everyone unnerved and unsettled.  Then, Anna’s father returns to his roots in Oakwood, Kansas, to temporarily pastor a church that was having problems and had a hump to get over.  In Oakwood, Anna has cousins by the dozens, all of them with personalities by the mile, including an ex-cop aunt who now farms on a rough hillside…and then there’s Simon, a hump that Anna has to get over of her own.  Anna is a list maker….always thinking ahead and trying to prepare for trouble that could be ahead.  There are no wildfires in Colorado, but Anna is now in Kansas.  And if you’re ever read or seen the movie The Wizard of Oz, you know what happened in Kansas that caused Dorothy to lose her way!  Like Dorothy, Anna wants nothing more than to return home.  Will she…and where is home anyway?  Is it here…… or is it there?    (Prepared by:  Paige Mitchell, Wren Elementary School, and Rose Davis, Arden Elementary School, South Carolina Children's Books Award Nominee, 2016)

SUBJECTS:     City and town life -- Kansas -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Kansas -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.

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