Abigail Iris (Paperback)

The One and Only

By Lisa Glatt, Suzanne Greenberg, Joy Allen (Illustrator)

Walker & Company, 9780802720719, 148pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2010

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Abigail Iris would rather be an "Only," like all her best friends, and not have to compete with any siblings for time or attention. So of course Abigail is thrilled when she joins her friend Genevieve and Genevieve's parents on a trip to San Francisco. Amidst all the fun, though, Abigail just might learn while no one has the perfect family, your family will always be perfect for you.

About the Author

Lisa Glatt is the author of the short story collection The Apple's Bruise and the novel A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. Her poetry collections include Shelter and Monsters & Other Lovers. She teaches at California State University, Long Beach and is married to writer David Hernandez. http: //www.lisaglatt.com/Suzanne Greenberg is the author of Speed-Walk and Other Stories, Winner of the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, 2003. She's the co-author of Everyday Creative Writing: Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink. She received her MFA from the University of Maryland and currently teaches creative writing at California State University, Long Beach. She lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband and their three children.Joy Allen has illustrated over 30 books for children, including the popular American Girl Hopscotch Hill School series. Her art has appeared on the cover of Publisher's Weekly, in the L.A. Times, and on the Today Show. To research this book, Joy took a vacation to San Francisco with her grandchildren. She lives in Cameron Park, California. www.joyallenillustration.com