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Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends

Sally Warner, Shearry Malone (Illustrator)


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Alfie Jakes is starting second grade in the follow-up to Alfie Jakes and the Furry, Purry Secret, perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! 

Alfie Jakes's summer was better than she expected. Even though her best friend Lulu was away on vacation, she found a new friend in her next door neighbor, Hanni. Hanni even let her take home a kitten! Now that second grade is about to start and Lulu is back in town, Alfie is worried. All she wants is for her trio to be first week friends, but what if Lulu and Hanni don't get along? Her secret first week, second grade wish is for them to become friends. What if Alfie's wish comes true--but with a twist she didn't see coming??

Praise For Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends

Praise for the Absolutely Alfie books:

"A sunny narrative reminiscent of the Junie B. Jones books but more sophisticated...Authentic and appealing...." --Booklist on Absolutely Alfie & the Furry, Purry Secret

Praise for the EllRay Jakes Series by Sally Warner

"A lively series . . . clever plotting . . . ingenious narration." --Publishers Weekly

"Ideal for reluctant readers." --Booklist

"Warner is a dead-on observer of playground politics, and has a great ear for dialogue."--School Library Journal

"Young readers can identify with EllRay, who is neither a bad seed nor a goody-two-shoes; he and his sense of humor are just right." --Kirkus Reviews

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9781101999899, 144pp.

Publication Date: August 29, 2017

About the Author

Sally Warner ( has published more than twenty novels for young readers, including the Emma and EllRay Jakes series. She lives in Altadena, California with her husband and their dachshund Jimmy Shivers.

Shearry Malone
( was born and raised in the eclectic college town of Athens, GA. Shearry has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and illustrates in a fun, simplistic and quirky style. Shearry now resides in Nashville, TN.