Stolen Words by Amy Goldman Koss
(American Girl (Hardcover Unnumbered))

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In her diary, eleven-year-old Robyn describes her family's visit to Austria, from the disastrous theft of their luggage to adventures in the countryside, while she tries to recover from the death of her Aunt Beth.

About Amy Goldman Koss

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Amy Goldman Koss is a children's writer who attended Lansing Community College and Wayne State University but did not finish her degree. As an adult, she lived in several places such as - Lansing, Boston, Stuart, Florida - working odd jobs and taking random college classes. She soon started submitting her drawings and writings to newspapers and literary magazines. When her first picture book got published, she was totally hooked and spent the next few years writing and illustrating picture books in verse. After having her children she started writing novels and has been doing it ever since. Her titles include Gossip Times Three, How I Saved Hanukkah, and Smoke Screen. She belongs to several writing societies such as Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Children's Author's Network and Friend's of Children and Literature Authors Guild.
Published September 1, 2001 by American Girl. 145 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And just when the reader feels like shouting along with her, a minor accident in an ice cave, a popular tourist attraction, causes Robyn’s mother to snap out of her lethargy, helping a group of frightened, mostly elderly Japanese visitors climb to safety.

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Robyn's mother, who was with Aunt Beth in the car, remains so traumatized that she, like Aunt Beth, also seems absent.

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By reading all about Robyn's inner most thoughts, it feels like you become the person who found Robyn's diary.

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