Oliver at the Window (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Shreeve, Candice Hartsough McDonald (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590785485, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

List Price: 16.95*
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Making a friend makes all the difference. When Oliver's parents separate, Oliver must brave many new changes. He shuffles back and forth between his parents' homes. And now he goes to preschool everyday. He doesn't know the kids there or his new teacher. Isolated and alone at first, Oliver slowly becomes part of the gang. Eventually, he's able to help the newest student feel welcome at school. Lion stays with Oliver everywhere he goes, giving him just the thing he needs to adjust to all the changes: courage.

About the Author

Elizabeth Shreeve grew up in a family of writers and scientists, chasing butterflies and otherwise scaring the daylights out of small creatures in the local marshes and fields. A graduate of Harvard College and Graduate School of Design, she lives in northern California.

Candice Hartsough McDonald was born in a midsize midwestern city. One day she was given some crayons to color with. She has never stopped drawing. A graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana, she has taken part in art exhibitions across the city and beyond. She lives in Indianapolis.

Praise For Oliver at the Window

"A gentle, charming book." —School Library Journal

"An effective vehicle for starting a discussion to bring out feelings about changes in a child's life or how to help children feel part of a group." —Booklist

"Shreeve tackles an emotionally complex topic with sensitivity. . . . An honest and heartfelt rendering of a serious topic." —Kirkus Reviews