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About The Book
“While books on sibling rivalry abound, [Dear Sister] brings freshness to the topic with McGhee's gentle humor and poignant scenarios…Dear indeed.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A meaningful look at…siblinghood and all its foibles.” —Publishers Weekly
What do you do when you have an incredibly annoying little sister? Write her letters telling her so, of course! From New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee comes a wickedly funny, illustrated, heartwarming, and searingly honest collection of letters from an older brother to his little sister.
Whininess, annoyingness, afraid of the darkness, refusal to eat lima beans, and pulling brother’s hair. These are the criteria on which little sisters are graded. Inspired by the notes Alison McGhee’s own kids would write each other, this heavily illustrated collection of letters and messages from an older brother to his little sister reveal the special love—or, at the very least, tolerance—siblings have for each other.
About The Illustrator
Joe Bluhm is an Academy Award–winning artist who worked with William Joyce on The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. He’s also a character designer, animator, and recovering theme park caricaturist. He lives in Louisiana. Visit him at JoeBluhm.Blogspot.com.
Why We Love It
Anyone who has a sibling will identify with this book that depicts the sibling relationship at its most real…hilarious, cunning, vengeful, and ultimately, wildly devoted. —Caitlyn D., VP and Editorial Director on Dear Sister
- Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (October 1, 2019)
- Length: 192 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481451437
- Grades: 5 and up
- Ages: 10 - 99
- Lexile ® 560L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee
- Indian Paintbrush Book Award Nominee (WY)
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