Apple and Magnolia

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Flyaway Books
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8.5 X 11.5 X 0.3 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author
Laura Gehl is the author of nearly two dozen popular picture books, board books, and early readers. Her books include One Big Pair of Underwear (Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice); the Peep and Egg series (Parents' Choice Recommendation, Amazon Editors' Pick, Children's Choice Book Award Finalist); My Pillow Keeps Moving (Junior Library Guild selection, New York Public Library Best Books of 2018 selection); I Got a Chicken for My Birthday (Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2018 selection); and Baby Astronaut (A Mighty Girl Best Book of 2019 selection). Laura lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Patricia Metola has illustrated more than twenty books for children. Her work has been showcased by the Bologna Children's Book Fair on several occasions. She lives in Madrid, Spain.

"Illustrator Patricia Metola brings a delightful crayon-like innocence to her sophisticated skill with color schemes, layout, and transmission of feelings. . . . Apple and Magnolia stands out as a loving way to convey to three-to-seven year olds that unusual friendships have the power to see us through." - Spirituality & Practice

"Nana's assertions about the power of 'unusual friendships' encourage readers to consider this heartwarming tale in both literal and figurative ways. . . .What's not to love about this endearing and effervescent picture book?" --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Emotive, whimsical illustrations reminiscent of children's drawings enliven this story about the power of friendship."--Foreword Reviews (starred review)

"A sweet story about how love makes a difference, Britta's father and sister are naysayers, but Britta soldiers on and believes in the power of friendship. The text is lyrical and the whimsical illustrations are darling." - Kiss the Book
"Beautifully told and illustrated, this book is a gem on many levels.
The relationship with wise Nana illustrates the importance of
intergenerational stories; Britta's determination shows how strong girls
can be, and it shows that we all have an impact on the natural world." -
School Library Journal (starred revew)