Artie and Julie (Hardcover)
Heryin Books, Inc., 9780978755034, 1pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
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Praise For Artie and Julie…
Selected as one of ten 2009 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts by the NCTE's Children's Literature Assembly committee. The list honors books
that "demonstrate uniqueness in the use of language or style; involve word play, word origins, or the history of language; and invite child response or participation."
"Chen follows up a celebration of unlikely siblings in Guji Guji (2004) with an equally captivating look at an unusual friendship. As related in parallel split-page narratives, Artie the lion gets extensive instruction from his father in hunting yummy rabbits, while Julie the rabbit's father carefully trains her to escape fierce lions. Simultaneously venturing out into the wild, the two younglings stuff themselves on jellyberries, take refuge from a storm in the same cave and instantly bond . . . A worthy addition to any "waging peace" list. Kirkus Reviews