Bella and Stella Come Home

Bella and Stella Come Home Cover

Bella and Stella Come Home

By Anika Denise; Christopher Denise (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399242434, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 24, 2010

After Bella says good-bye to her old house, it's time to meet her new one. But this house isn't anything like Bella expected. The entranceway has ten steps instead of three, the bathtub has feet, and worst of all, it does not feel like home. But Bella knows how to be brave, and with her imaginary best friend Stella by her side, it doesn't take long for her feelings about her new house to change-especially when she spies a next-door neighbor who looks like he'd make a perfect new friend.

About the Author
Anika Denise is a children's book author and poet. When not writing tales of vroom and doom, she can be found zipping around her hometown of Barrington, Rhode Island, in her Monster Minivan or reading not-so-scary stories with her husband and three kids.

Christopher Denise is an award winning children s book illustrator and visual development artist. His books have appeared on the "New York Times" bestseller list and have been recognized by Bank Street College of Education, Parents Choice Foundation, and the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition. Christopher Denise lives with his family in Rhode Island.