The Unforgotten Coat (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763657291, 92pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in Julie's sixth grade class, no one, least of all Julie, knows what to do with them. But when Chingis, the older of the two brothers, proclaims Julie as their "Good Guide" - a nomadic tradition of welcoming strangers to a new land - Julie must somehow navigate them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang, all while trying to win Shocky's attention and perhaps also an invitation to her friend Mimi's house. At times funny, this moving and simply told novella tugs at the heart-a unique story of immigration both fierce in its telling and magical in its characters.
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Praise For The Unforgotten Coat…
Funny, sad, haunting and original...A tricky, magical delight.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A tight, powerful story-brimming with humor, mystery, and pathos.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)