Annabelle Copeland welcomes being a Youth Committee member for the Fall Festival at Melville School, where she attends the third grade. As she works on her contribution for the arts and crafts booth, she recruits a few friends to assist her.
One of Annabelle’s friends is Lila, who turns out to be a very reliable source of support after Annabelle injures her ankle in P.E. class. Annabelle, who has never missed a day of school in her life, reluctantly hands over the reins of control to Lila. Annabelle has to trust Lila to do an amazing job, just as she would have done herself.
Amazing Annabelle and the Fall Festival teaches kids that even though unexpected injuries or setbacks may cause you to sit out of the game for a while, the show must go on. It’s an important lesson in letting go of control and trusting others to take the lead.
When they go on a field trip to interview some retired veterans, the students give them special cards, which they had made. Because she was paired with Victoria on the trip, Annabelle learns an important fact about her. Can Annabelle help her learn to deal with it?
Later, the entire class joins together in a special day of celebration for the veterans, thanking them for their service. And Annabelle learns that she shouldn’t judge others who may be struggling with difficulties from their past.
English | ISBN: 9781947829022 | GRL:Q | Lexile: 780L