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$17.99  $16.73
Union Square Kids
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9.2 X 10.8 X 0.7 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Christine Evans is the author of Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist and Emily's Idea. She is a British expat living in California with her husband and family. She invites you to visit her at

Gracey Zhang is the illustrator of The Big Bath House, Nigel and the Moon, and The Upside Down Hat. Her debut author-illustrator book, Lala's Words, was the winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award. She received her BA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She invites you to visit her at
"This book will encourage children to explore unlikely friendships, as well as introduce the topic of grief and loss. It could also serve as an introduction to the benefits of pen pal friendships, from the perspectives of both parties . . . . A moving tale that touches on topics of patience, love, and loss. A worthy purchase for all libraries." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Zhang's art beautifully illustrates the warmth of their bond, the passing of time, and the ache of loss . . . . A tender, vibrant portrait of intergenerational connection." --Kirkus Reviews

"Poignant . . . . A sensitive, unusually oblique addition to the shelf of books aimed at helping young people cope with loss." --Booklist

"Expressive, assured ink and wash artwork by Zhang creates a sense of close community in this story told in correspondence between a child and an older neighbor . . . . Evans shows how written words can help grow friendship in a story that underscores an intergenerational bond's many gifts." --Publishers Weekly

"This moving picture book is told through a series of letters between two neighbors." --BookRiot