She wasn't feeling appreciated at home.
Her brothers told her to run away.
She disliked school and never wanted to go back.
She wanted more chores at home.
She wouldn't have to do anymore laundry.
She enjoyed planning the adventure.
She wouldn't have to take anymore baths.
Riding the schoolbus.
He was carrying $24.24 in coins.
He kept bumping into the bus seats.
He was tripping over his shoelaces.
He was crawling under all the bus seats to get to the front.
Letters to Claudia's pen pals.
Letters to the bus driver and train conductor.
Letters to her brothers.
Letter to her parents and to a cereal company for a refund.
He was the least annoying her siblings
He was dishonest.
He always saved his money.
He was poor and he did everything she told him to do.