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When My Brother Gets Home

Tom Lichtenheld


List Price: 17.99*
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"[An] endearing tribute to sibling interactions and affection."—Kirkus, STARRED review
From the New York Times best-selling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Stick and Stone comes a sweetly humorous celebration of the love between siblings and the power of imagination.

In this warm, funny story from beloved creator Tom Lichtenheld, a younger sister impatiently awaits her older brother's return from school. As his bus draws closer, she imagines all the fantastical adventures that await them. From climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in the playground to building a cardboard castle, every adventure, large or small, is more fun . . . when my brother gets home.

Siblings of all sorts will cherish this imaginative reminder that the greatest thrill of all is simply being with the people we love. 

Praise For When My Brother Gets Home

★ "From the striped, marmalade cat to the scruffy, up-for-anything dog, everyone is supercharged and ready to go...their imaginations make their ordinary suburb quite extraordinary. The characters' energy explodes from this endearing tribute to sibling interactions and affection."—Kirkus, STARRED review

"It’s a touching story of anticipation rewarded and unalloyed affection reciprocated."—Publishers Weekly 

"Everything seems better when your favorite person gets home. A sweet-natured tale for young children that celebrates the special bond between siblings."—School Library Journal

"With great charm and sweet, lighthearted moments, Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, 2011) offers an affectionate portrayal of a brother-sister relationship.... While it highlights one duo, this also universally conveys the joys of creative play, which is made more meaningful when shared with someone special." —Booklist

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328498052, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

About the Author

Tom Lichtenheld makes books for children and people who used to be children. He's been fortunate to work with many talented writers, editors, and publishers who've helped him enjoy the best job in the whole wide world. 
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