Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Main Page
Author List
Title List
New This Month
Interest Level
Subject List
Booktalking Tips
Book Review Sources
Reading lists
Nancy Keane's Children's Website
Nagda, Ann Whitehead 
New York : Holiday House, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 4.9
ISBN 0823417867
Click on the book to read Amazon reviews
Rana has been through a lot of changes lately. Moving into a new house means a new school, a new routine and no friends. As if that weren’t enough, now her parents are taking a long anticipated vacation alone,just the two of them, for seven days. Now this wouldn’t be so bad if Rana’s Pittsburgh grandparents were coming to stay with Rana and her younger sister Tara,but no, her father’s parents are coming all the way from India, to stay the week and they are…well, they are the wrong grandparents. They like her Indian cousins better, they wear funny clothing and they cook spicy hot food.Rana is feeling more and more alone.When a stray cat decides to move in, will Rana’s life change for the better or will the cat just create more havoc?Read Meow Means Mischief by Ann Whitehead Nagda to find out.  Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Award nominee, 2005-2006
SUBJECTS:     Cats -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Infancy -- Fiction.
                        Grandparents -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        East Indian Americans -- Fiction.


Permission is granted for the noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.