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    9781554989409 Fixed format, EPUB, $16.95 9781773062754 Fixed format, Kindle, $16.95
  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: N Lexile measure: 500L Guided Reading Level: N
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 01, 2019 Carton Quantity: 30 $18.95 CAD
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    Distributor: Publishers Group West Supplies to: US Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 01, 2019 Carton Quantity: 30 $18.95 USD
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My Friend
By (author): Elisa Amado Illustrated by: Alfonso Ruano
Elisa Amado ,

Illustrated by :

Alfonso Ruano

Imprint:

Groundwood Books - Toronto

ISBN:

9781554989393

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book, Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Picture book, Printed dust jacket
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) K - 3, Grade (US) K - 3
Oct 01, 2019
$18.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.75in x 9.75 x 0.45 in | 0.93 lb

Page Count:

40 pages

Illustrations:

full-color illustrations throughout
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
  • Short Description
A story about the importance of friendship in the life of an immigrant child, from acclaimed creators Elisa Amado and Alfonso Ruano.

From acclaimed author and translator Elisa Amado and award-winning illustrator Alfonso Ruano, My Friend is the story of the meaning of friendship in the life of an immigrant child.

Friendship — to be known, to be accepted as you are, to feel safe, especially when you are vulnerable. The girl in this story has recently arrived in Brooklyn with her family. On her very first day at school she meets a girl who almost instantly becomes her very best friend. She feels known, loved and accepted by her. But when she invites her friend to come for dinner with her family — a family that feels free to eat weird food and, even worse, burst into song with their version of a sentimental classic of longing and homesickness — something shifts and she no longer feels safe at all. What will it be like tomorrow at school?

Award-winning illustrator Alfonso Ruano’s art beautifully depicts the depth of feeling that the friends experience in this story from acclaimed author and translator Elisa Amado, about how difficult it is to come from somewhere else and what a difference friendship can make.

Key Text Features
song lyrics

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.6
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

ELISA AMADO is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. She has written My Friend (Mi amiga), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano; Un Barrilete para el Día de los Muertos / Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead; Cousins (Primas), illustrated by Luis Garay; and Tricycle (El triciclo), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book. She lives in Toronto.

Alfonso Ruano is an illustrator and the art director for Grupo SM, the world's largest publisher of Spanish-language children's books. He lives in Madrid, Spain.

Award-winning illustrator Alfonso Ruano’s art beautifully depicts the depth of feeling that the friends experience in this story from acclaimed author and translator Elisa Amado, about how difficult it is to come from somewhere else and what a difference friendship can make. - 49th Shelf

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