The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister by Charlotte Agell

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Fourth grade is a year of changes, challenges, and ordinary joys for India McAllister.  She lives in Maine with her artist mom and their dog, Tofu.  Her father lives in the next town over with his new partner, Richard and their bird, Beatrice Strawberry.  India – named for the ink, not the subcontinent – was adopted from China as a baby.  Being the only Chinese girl in her small town fuels India’s search for identity.  India reports in her own words and drawings about life, adventures (many with her good friend Colby) and all things annoying as well as what makes her happy.  First three on the happy list: Tofu, Bird, and Colby! The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About Charlotte Agell

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Charlotte Agell has written and illustrated several picture books, as well as a the novels Welcome Home or Someplace Like It and Shift. She is a teacher of creative writing and art and lives with her family in Brunswick, Maine.
Published June 22, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 160 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Growing up in small-town Maine, fourth grader India McAllister plans to have real adventures someday, but, for the present, daily life provides some accidental ones.

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