Real Sisters Pretend

Megan Dowd Lambert (Author) Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)


Mia and Tayja pretend to be princesses on a perilous journey, but there's one thing they don't have to pretend. They know in their hearts that they're real sisters despite being adopted. Playful and sweet, Real Sisters Pretend celebrates the wonderful variety of modern families, in which the only essential ingredient is love.

Product Details

$9.94  $9.14
Tilbury House Publishers
Publish Date
August 27, 2019
8.8 X 0.3 X 9.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Megan Dowd Lambert teaches in the graduate programs in Children's Literature at Simmons College. At the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art she developed two original storytime models, the Whole Book Approach and A Book in Hand, which are aimed at engaging readers with the picture book as a visual art form. A frequent speaker at professional conferences, schools, libraries, and museums, she reviews children's books for Kirkus Reviews and the Horn Book and contributes to Horn Book Magazine s "Books in the Home" column. A mother of six children ranging from infancy to college-aged, Megan lives with her family in Massachusetts. Her books include A Crow of His Own and Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking about What They See.
NICOLE TADGELL is an award-winning African American illustrator for children. Her luminous, expressive illustrations warmly portray childhood life for children of all races. She has illustrated over twenty picture books for trade and educational publishers and has received numerous honors including the Children's Africana Book Award and the Americas Award. Tadgell and her husband live in Spencer, Massachusetts. Learn more about Nicole Tadgell at


Where was REAL SISTERS PRETEND when I was growing up as an adoptee? A must have picture book, especially in today's world of varying family structures.--Chris Soentpiet, illustrator of JIN WOO, AMAZING FACES, MY BROTHER MARTIN, and other books for young readers