Synopses & Reviews
It's a hard-knock life for America's favorite orphan! Everyone knows the story of the irrepressible Annie, who lives at Miss Hannigan's orphanage until she beats the odds and finds a new life with the benevolent and wealthy Daddy Warbucks. Annie has enchanted millions of readers from her original comic strip appearance to the hit Broadway musical. Now, with a Tony-nominated revival playing on Broadway, Puffin is reissuing this novelization of the classic story, with a new introduction by Tony and Emmy Award-winning author Thomas Meehan. This is an adaptation that delves even deeper into Annie's story, as she lives on the streets during the Great Depression, finds Sandy the dog, and encounters characters both familiar and new.
When Mother's friends lose their house and come to stay with Kit's family, it's nothing but trouble for Kit. Then Kit's dad loses his business and things go from bad to worse. Will life ever be the same again?
Growing up during the Great Depression of the 1930s, nine-year-old Kit Kittredge longs for a big story for her daily newspaper for Dad--that is, until she's faced with really bad news. When Mother's friends lose their home and come to stay with her family, it's nothing but trouble for Kit. Part of the "American Girls" series.
Kit's world turns upside down when Mother's friends come to stay with them and Dad loses his business. Will life ever be the same again?
About the Author
Thomas Meehan has received the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray. He is a long-time contributor to The New Yorker, an Emmy Award-winning television writer, and has collaborated on a number of screenplays, including Spaceballs and The Producers. He has also written the books for the musicals Young Frankenstein, Elf, and Cry-Baby.