You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.7 X 10.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419736179

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About the Author

Aimee Reid taught high school English, music, and special education before she began to work full-time as a writer. Her books include Welcome Home and First Morning Sun. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

Matt Phelan is an award-winning author and illustrator. He received the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and has been nominated for five Eisner Awards. He lives in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"Writing with simplicity, emotional clarity, and a sense of purpose, Reid tells Fred Rogers' story in a meaningful, sometimes moving way. Phelan's fluid pencil-and-watercolor artwork brings that story to life on the page . . . A beautifully crafted, heartfelt picture-book biography."-- "Booklist"
"A simply written, thoughtful tribute worthy of the incomparable Mister Rogers."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A graceful, quietly moving biography."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"The book has a gentle cadence that it's easy to imagine Fred Rogers' famous voice into . . . Phelan's pencil and watercolor art, casually impressionistic in its details, beams with soft warmth."-- "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
"A quietly moving picture book biography about the origin story of Mister Rogers . . . it is an ideal time to introduce the next generation to the pure magic of Mister Rogers and his legacy. His enduring message to children of all ages--that you are enough, just as you are--can never be overstated."-- "School Library Journal"
"The easy-to-read text is just right for those who may no longer watch Mister Rogers' Neighborhood but who would nevertheless appreciate a reassuring encounter with an old friend."-- "Horn Book Magazine"