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The Year of the Bookby Andrea Cheng
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"Readers discover the extraordinary within the ordinary, and witness how kindness can draw trust and create confidence in a child." —School Library Journal In Chinese, peng you means "friend." In any language, Anna knows that friendship is complicated. When Anna needs company, she turns to books, which provide what real life cannot--companionship and insight into her world. Books, however, can't tell Anna how to find a friend. She'll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics such as Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books and Estes's The Hundred Dresses, this novel explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.
This fully illustrated chapter book follows Anna, a young Asian-American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.
In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated. When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannotand#8212;constant companionship and insight into her changing world. Books, however, canand#8217;t tell Anna how to find a true friend. Sheand#8217;ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelaceand#8217;s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estesand#8217; One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.
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