Molly and Mae (Hardcover)

A Friendship Journey

By Danny Parker, Freya Blackwood (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328715432, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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When Molly and Mae meet at the train station, two journeys begin: a trip through the countryside and an expedition through the highs and lows of friendship. At first the way is scenic and smooth—and then something goes off track. Can Molly and Mae build a bridge of kindness back to each other? Capturing the playfulness, laughter, disagreements, and reconciliations familiar to all relationships, Molly and Mae is a loving portrayal of friendship in its sweetest form.

About the Author

Danny Parker is the author of several picture books and a teacher of writing and drama. He lives in Perth, Australia, with his family.

Freya Blackwood grew up in New South Wales, Australia, and created several of her own illustrated books as a child. She is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books published throughout the world, including My Two Blankets. After time in Sydney and New Zealand, she now lives in New South Wales with her daughter.

Praise For Molly and Mae: A Friendship Journey

“…Molly & Mae shows us how a few kind words after a fight can build bridges and move friendship smoothly along the rambling rails of life.” –New York Times

"Lively and lovely." –Kirkus

This sweet story of the easy early bonds of friendship and the sometimes-challenging process of realizing differences would work for one-on-one or group sharing." –Booklist

"A warm and lovely book for one-on-one and small group sharing." –SLJ