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About the author:
Richelle is a native of Washington State, graduated from Eastern Washington University with bachelor's degrees in Liberal Studies and Math/Science Education. Her quotes have been published in a number of books including the Oxford IB Philosophy Being Human Course Book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada, and in a Revlon magazine ad campaign. She has a strong love of the arts-drama, choir, sketching, painting, literature. This author writes whenever and wherever opportunity presents itself. She describes herself beautifully in the following quote:
"I like bubbles in everything. I respect the power of silence. In cold or warm weather I favor a mug of hot cocoa. I admire cats-their autonomy, grace, and mystery. I awe at the fiery colors in a sunset. I believe in deity. I hear most often with my eyes, and I will trust a facial expression before any accompanying comment. I invent rules, words, adventures, and imaginary friends. I pretend something wonderful every day. I will never quit pretending."
- Richelle E. Goodrich
The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher
Richelle E. Goodrich
What does a child do when life hurts? She dreams up a hero.
~ A childhood trial of survival.
~ Realism and fantasy beautifully intertwined.
This fictional tale is a suspenseful human-interest account detailing the harsh reality endured by young Anna. It tenderly acquaints the reader with a lonely, young girl and shares her courage facing adversity. Many of the events were taken from the lives of real people.
Annabelle Fancher lives with her mother and her often-absent, alcoholic father. When he's not on the road, his presence at home instills heightened anxiety in his wife and daughter-fear caused by years of drunken cruelty. Annabelle copes with her circumstances by escaping into storybooks where she dreams characters to life from popular fairytales. These waking fantasies cross over into her dreams where Anna manages to experience make-believe moments of happiness. But when the ghostly image of a dreamed character appears before her while she's wide awake, Annabelle begins a real struggle to separate reality from pretend and sanity from beautiful madness.
- Publication Date:
- 1514897733 / 9781514897737
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Family Life