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About the Author
JANET S. WONG and GENEVIÈVE CÔTÉ collaborated on Minn and Jake, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book (see page 45). Ms. Wong lives in Hopewell, New Jersey. Ms. Côté lives in Montreal, Quebec.
"This is a gentle, resonant story that explores the ways we struggle to learn about one another, and discover ourselves in the process." --Booklist"Côté's black-and-white cartoons nicely highlight the action and, together with the text, capture the very essence of childhood summers. Good fun." --Kirkus Reviews "Whimsical ink sketches enhance the storytelling in this creative early chapter book that features smart, endearing characters and humorous antics." --School Library Journal "Wong is still a keen interpreter of the preteen psyche, deftly exploring such issues as the perceived exoticness of ethnic identities, the ethics of line-cutting, and the almost insurmountable odds against nurturing friendship between a very tall girl and a very short boy." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A truly enjoyable read filling a very real and undeniable need." --Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production