My Friend Earth: (Earth Day Books with Environmentalism Message for Kids, Saving Planet Earth, Our Planet Book)

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$19.99  $18.59
Chronicle Books
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9.1 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Francesca Sanna grew up on the Italian island of Sardinia. She studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Academy of Art and Design in Lucerne. Her book The Journey received five starred reviews and was lauded by the New York Times and the Guardian. Francesca currently lives in Zurich, but you can visit her at

Patricia MacLachlan is an acclaimed author who has written dozens of books--from picture books to novels--including the Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall, and the Barkus series also published by Chronicle Books. She lives in western Massachusetts.


"Die cuts, flaps, and curved page contours yield surprises. . . . [and] MacLachlan's language is evocative, a gift to the ear. . . [My Friend Earth is] an appreciation of various biomes and the creatures that abide therein. A beautifully designed ode to the planet--perfect for celebrating Earth Day or anytime."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Newbery-winning author MacLachlan uses lyrical text to detail the activities of her friend Earth over the course of a year. . . . Francesca Sanna's (The Journey, 2016) upbeat and fanciful art flow from page to page. [A] perfect Earth Day story hour selection."--Booklist

"[A] tender picture book. . . a dynamic reading experience. . . Surreal illustrations by Sanna, rendered in pencil, ink, and digital painting, use saturated hues--sages, teals, and rusts--to show Earth as both cause and effect: she becomes and rides on the wind, rains on and then wrings out sopping trees, before finally 'waiting' for another spring. A poetic entrée into Earth's modes rendered with an appreciation for natural details."--Publishers Weekly, starred review