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The Two Mutch Sisters

Carol Brendler, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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A playful look at sisterhood and honoring differences when having some things in common doesn’t mean having everything in common.

The two Mutch sisters have two of everything, and Violet believes they are as perfectly matched as the objects in their collections.
Ruby, however, has other ideas. And she’s ready to do something about them.
Carol Brendler and Lisa Brown present a silly, surprising, and insightful tale about staying close while respecting differences as Violet and Ruby prove that sometimes it takes a sister to know what a sister really needs.

Praise For The Two Mutch Sisters

"Brown’s signature ink-line-and-watercolor illustrations, in a clean and clear style, are enjoyable and provide details to spot and motifs to follow, and the many interesting words like crinoline, bouffant, glockenspiel, and spittoon make it feel idiosyncratically homey."—Booklist

"Sisters with too much learn to appreciate their differences in this lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek tale."—Kirkus

"By the story’s end, the message is unmistakable and reassuring: love is thicker than clutter."—Publishers Weekly

"A colorful picture book for classroom libraries that will be an instant favorite with readers who enjoy a comical view of siblings."—School Library Journal

Clarion Books, 9780544430747, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

About the Author

Carol Brendler is the author of picture books and novels for middle grade readers. She lives near Chicago, IL. Visit her online at and on Twitter @expectorchids.

Lisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and author. Books she has illustrated include Goldfish Ghost, by Lemony Snicket, and her own The Airport Book. She lives in San Francisco. Visit her at online at and on Twitter at @lisabrowndraws.