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Junoniaby Kevin Henkes
Synopses & Reviews
Returning to the beach cottage—a cottage named Scallop—where she has always celebrated her birthday is a special occasion for Alice Rice.
Who will see the first dolphin this time? The first pelican? What will have changed? Stayed the same? And will this be the year she finally finds a junonia shell?
Alice's friends are all returning, too. And she's certain her parents have the best party planned for her. Alice can't wait. If Alice is lucky, everything will be absolutely perfect. Will Alice be lucky?
The week of her tenth birthday, Alice and her parents go to Sanibel Island, Florida, just as they do every year, but this time some of the people who are always there are missing and some new people have come, which unsettles Alice, who wants things to be exactly the same as they alway are.
About the Author
Kevin Henkes was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon. He is the creator of several picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Timesbestsellers Lilly's Big Dayand Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. A starred review from The Horn Bookcalled his picture book Old Bear"another winner for very young children," and Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Reviewpiece about A Good Day, one of the author's most recent picture books, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Mr. Henkes also writes for older children. His novels include Bird Lake Moon, the Newbery Honor Book Olive's Ocean, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon.
Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
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