The Year of the Book

By Andrea Cheng; Abigail Halpin (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547684635, 146pp.)

Publication Date: May 22, 2012

List Price: $15.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“While Anna is struggling with friends at school, she turns to books to find the company of her favorite characters. Real life situations, however, actually begin to show her the joys of real friends. This is a heartwarming story about true friendship and also about being true to yourself.”
-- Lisa Fabiano, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA


Description

This fully illustrated chapter book follows Anna, a young Asian-American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.




About the Author
Andrea Cheng is the author of several children s books, including Honeysuckle House, Where the Steps Were, The Bear Makers, and Brushing Mom s Hair. She teaches English as a Second Language at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. She lives in Ohio with her family. Visit her website at: www.andreacheng.com.

Abigail Halpin is the talented illustrator of several chapter books including Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, 2009), cover artwork for Emma Jean Lazarus Fell In Love (Puffin Books, 2010), The Melancholic Mermaid (Simply Read Books, 2010), Penny Dreadful (Random House, 2010) and The Grand Plan to Fix Everything (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, Spring 2011). Both illustrator and graphic designer, she lives in New England, a stone s throw from the Maine coastline. See her artwork at: http: //www.theodesign.com/.
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