"An upbeat, hopeful tale that speaks compellingly to intergenerational friendship." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
George Baker and Harry don’t seem the likeliest of friends. Yet, sitting side by side on George’s porch, waiting for the school bus to come, the two have plenty in common, this hundred-year-old musician with the crookedy fingers going tappidy on his knees and the young schoolboy whose shoelaces always need tying. They’re both learning to read, which is hard — but what’s easy is the warm friendship they share. In an inspired pairing, a best-selling author and illustrator pay tribute to the power of language and intergenerational bonds.
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About Amy Hest
Amy Hest is a three-time winner of the Christopher Medal and winner of the BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award. She lives in New York City.
Published by Candlewick Jun 12, 2007| 32 Pages| 8-7/16 x 11| 5-8 years| ISBN 9780763633080