Four best friends, one apple tree, and many years. This beautiful ode to the power of female friendship brings tears to my eyes, and I want to get it for all my friends. The girls in this book are different from each other, but through good times and bad, they support each other unconditionally. Seeing my own experience of friendship reflected in a picture book makes me so happy, and I hope many girls are handed this positive vision of female friendship. The vibrant, colorful illustrations perfectly match the text and feature a diverse representations of race, sexuality, and ability. Recommended By Christine R., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A timeless picture book for friends of all ages, The Girls celebrates kindness, supportiveness, and the power of true friendship.
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Illustrated Book of the Year 2019
Meet the girls: Sasha, Lottie, Alice, and Leela.
These four best friends spend their days playing beneath the branches of their favorite apple tree. As the tree grows tall and reaches across the sky, so do they . . .
. . . growing from little girls into big girls . . .
. . . and from big girls into women
Through their shared secrets, dreams, worries, and schemes, their friendship grows ever stronger. Even when their adventures take them in different directions, the girls always stay rooted together.
The Girls is a celebration of lasting friendship for every girl . . . big or little.