The Star Of Kazan : Anna has never had a birthday. Instead she celebrates her Found Day, the day a housemaid and a cook for three eccentric Viennese professors found her and took he home. There, Annika made a happy life in the servants' quarters and surrounded herself with friends, including the elderly woman next door who regaled Annika with stories about her countless admirers - especially the Russian count who gave her the legendary emerald, the Star of Kazan. And yet Annika still dreamed of finding her true mother. But when a glamorous stranger, claiming to be Annika's mother, arrives and whisks her away to a crumbling, spooky castle, Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in her newfound home. . . . Ages 8 and up.
|Young Adult Fiction||Action & Adventure|