My Best Friend

My Best Friend Cover

My Best Friend

By Pat Hutchins; Pat Hutchins (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780688114855, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 1993

Description

A little girl eagerly welcomes her best friend to spend the night. She is glad to have a friend who can run faster, climb higher, and jump farther than anyone else. But when the lights are turned out and the visitor is afraid, the little girl proves what best friends are for. "once again Hutchins captures the simple elements of a child's life in a heartwarming story, steeped in truth....A must."--Booklist.



About the Author
Pat Hutchins, one of seven children, was born in Yorkshire, England, and grew up in the surrounding countryside, which she still loves. At a very early age she knew that she wanted to be an artist and was encouraged by an elderly couple who would give her a chocolate bar for each picture she drew. A local art school offered her a scholarship and she studied there for three years, continuing her training at Leeds College of Art, where she specialized in illustration. Her career in the children's book field began with the highly acclaimed "Rosie's Walk", a 1968 ALA Notable Book. Since then she has written five novels and created more than twenty-five picture books. She was awarded England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 1974 for "The Wind Blew". Pat Hutchins lives with her husband in London, England.

Pat Hutchins, one of seven children, was born in Yorkshire, England, and grew up in the surrounding countryside, which she still loves. At a very early age she knew that she wanted to be an artist and was encouraged by an elderly couple who would give her a chocolate bar for each picture she drew. A local art school offered her a scholarship and she studied there for three years, continuing her training at Leeds College of Art, where she specialized in illustration. Her career in the children's book field began with the highly acclaimed "Rosie's Walk", a 1968 ALA Notable Book. Since then she has written five novels and created more than twenty-five picture books. She was awarded England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 1974 for "The Wind Blew". Pat Hutchins lives with her husband in London, England.