Jilli and Jim are the best of friends. But today, Jim has some news. Something scary is happening next door. Workmen are building something that is big and red, and a woman in a pointy hat is on a ladder, painting. Could she be the witch from Hansel and Gretel making a big red gingerbread house?
When Jilli's dog Fiercely crawls under the fence and runs into the witch's yard, the children must go over there and rescue him! But a surprise is in store for everyone. The woman is not a witch at all. She's Ms. Berry-the nicest teacher from school. And soon she will be their teacher!
With her characteristic warmth, humor, and irresistible child-friendly drama, Patricia Reilly Giff is at her very best!
Diane Palmisciano is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated more than fifty books for children. She lives in North Scituate, Rhode Island, where she takes long walks with her dog through the woods and at the beach.
Praise for Fiercely & Friends: The Big Something
"The colorful, oil-pastel illustrations make the most of the story's drama and help create its upbeat atmosphere. A warm, childlike start to the Fiercely and Friends series for beginning readers." -Booklist
"An early chapter book series that's right on target for recent picture-book graduates." -Publishers Weekly
"Giff understands the way young children try to make sense of the mysteries that confront them and creates dialogue that sounds natural and true. A perfect choice for new chapter-book readers." -School Library Journal
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