Annie's Adventures (The Sisters Eight)

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Grades K - 3Grades 3 - 5Q4.625195
A rather large problem has befallen the Huit girls. (Sisters, actually. Octuplets to be exact.) One particular New Year’s Eve, the girls wait for their mommy to bring them hot chocolate and their daddy to return with more wood for the fire. But they don’t. Mommy and Daddy, that is. They’re gone. Poof! Maybe dead—no one knows for sure.
You must see the problem here. Eight little girls on their own, no mommy or daddy to take care of them. This is not a good thing.
So now these little girls, must take care of themselves. Get to school, cook the meals, feed the cats (eight of them, too), and pay the bills. They can’t ask for help, oh no. Any self-respecting adult would surely call in social services, and those well-meaning people would have to split them up. After losing their parents, being split up would be completely unbearable.
At the same time, the question remains:What happened to Mommy and Daddy? The Sisters Eight (as they are called, affectionately and otherwise) are determined to find out. Luckily, they do seem to have someone or something helping them. Notes keep appearing behind a loose brick in the fireplace.
It’s a good old-fashioned mystery with missing (or dead) parents, nosy neighbors, talking refrigerators, foul-smelling fruitcake (is there any other kind?), and even a little magic. Eight little girls, eight cats, and one big mystery—let the fun begin!

Annie’s Adventures, wherein the girls’ parents go missing (or die) and the girls learn each one has a power and gift. Annie, being the oldest, is the first to discover hers.
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published on December 29, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0547133499
ISBN-13: 9780547133492
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  • anmol
    anmolFriday, March 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm55 stars
    • nancey
      nanceyMonday, February 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm
      best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • kimberly56
        kimberly56Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:10 pm
        this is a relly funny and sad book
        • 2bookishsisters
          2bookishsistersSaturday, July 5, 2014 at 8:47 am55 stars
          This series is all about 8 sisters trying to find there missing parents the night before christmas when there dad disappeared while going to get fire wood and the mom (the inventor) disappeared while going to the kitchen . Then they get a note saying that each of the sisters have a power and a gift it goes in order of age!So the kids need to find there parents, i love how during the adventure they have some fun but also have some like the wicket ( She is there neighbor that wants to steel a top secret folder from the mom) and lots of other enemies!
          • djgirl
            djgirlThursday, November 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm44 stars
            I like this book because thiers 8 sister and thier parents are missing and don't know they have powers.