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Afternoon of the Elves


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ISBN13: 9780545398510
ISBN10: 0545398517
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Newbery Honor book AFTERNOON OF THE ELVES is now back in paperback with bonus After Words content!

Sara-Kate is known as the meanest girl in school. Her clothes don't match and her hair's a mess, and she's always stomping around in ugly, giant work boots. But Hillary isn't so sure she believes the rumors about her neighbor. If Sara-Kate is as awful as everyone says, how could she take such good care of the elf village in her backyard? Hillary and Sara-Kate spend entire afternoons fixing the tiny stick houses and miniature Ferris wheel for the elves. But the more time Hillary spends with Sara-Kate, the more mysteries there seem to be. How come they never go inside Sara-Kate's house? And why hasn't Hillary ever seen Sara-Kate's mom?

Janet Taylor Lisle's captivating Newbery Honor book explores the magic and mystery of friendship between even the most unlikely of friends.

About the Author

Janet Taylor Lisle is the author of many novels for children, including the Newbery Honor book, AFTERNOON OF THE ELVES; THE ART OF KEEPING COOL; HIGHWAY CATS; SIRENS AND SPIES; FOREST; and A MESSAGE FROM THE MATCH GIRL (from the Investigators of the Unknown series). She lives with her family on the coast of Rhode Island.

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njcur, July 13, 2013 (view all comments by njcur)
This is a book that I remember from childhood. I was so impressed as a child at all that Sara-Kate was able to do (as was Hillary). As a kid I was disappointed that Sara-Kate was rescued, as an adult it was clear that someone needed to help. I'm sorry that there was not an epilogue that would tell us how Sara-Kate is doing. This book was wonderful both times I read it. This is remarkable for a book to work so well in childhood and as an adult. It is a good book to read with a child.
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Lisle, Janet Taylor
Scholastic Paperbacks
Situations / Friendship
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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from 3 up to 7
7.63 x 5.25 in
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from 8 up to 12

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