Synopses & Reviews
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.
Praise for AFTERNOON OF THE ELVES
"Precise and lyrical." -- BOOKLIST (starred)
"A remarkable, perceptive book." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS
"This enchanting story about friendship reveals the beauty, wonder and mystery that lies within the imagination. " -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
A Newbery Honor Book
An ALA Notable Children's Book
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.