Arme Anna - Eine kleine Novelle ganz auf Deutsch - Erste Stufe - Buch A by Blaine Ray. Original reader for first year students with just 300 words. Anna is a 16 year old girl from Virginia who leads a tough life. Her mother is always on her case. Her family does not have a lot of money, and her best friends' families are rich. She is very jealous of them. When she gets an opportunity to go to Switzerland, she goes to a city where she lives with a very nice family that has conflicts similar to the ones in her own family. Her view of life changes and she sees everything in a different light upon her return home. Arme Anna is short and easy. Beginning students will discover they have learned a significant amount of German after reading it. Paperback, 39 pages.