Making a Friend

Making a Friend Cover

Making a Friend

By Alison McGhee; Marc Rosenthal (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416989981, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

Clean, cold, white snow Snow for sledding. Snow for catching on your tongue. Snow for making a SNOWMAN Is there anything as wonderful as SNOW? Is there any better friend than a SNOWMAN? Snow isn t forever, though. The wind shifts, the weather warms and snow melts into spring. The Snowman has become something else the fog, the rain. But, how can this boy forget his good friend? He doesn t and he doesn t have to.
Bestselling author, Alison McGhee reminds us all that nothing that has been cared for can ever disappear for good, for, What you love will always be with you. And, this tender story about the power of friendship will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

About the Author
Alison McGhee is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Someday", as well as "Firefly Hollow", "Little Boy", "So Many Days", "Bye-Bye Crib", "Always", "A Very Brave Witch", and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children s books include "All Rivers Flow to the Sea", "Countdown to Kindergarten", and "Snap". Alison is also the author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated adult novel "Shadowbaby", which was also a "Today "show book club selection. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can visit her at

MARC ROSENTHAL is the illustrator of The Absentminded Fellow by Samuel Marshak and The Runaway Beard by David Schiller. He lives in Massachusetts.