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Some Friend

About The Book

Finding a friend isn't easy.

Especially when there aren't many kids age eleven in your neighborhood. Being a friend is even harder. In Pearl's neighborhood Lenore is everyone's friend of choice. She has her hair straightened and curled at a real beauty shop, her own pink phone, and a canopy bed. The most Pearl hopes for is to be included as one of Lenore's followers.

Then outcast Artemesia comes into Pearl's life. Artemesia is everything Pearl dreams of being -- a dancer and an artist. But then Lenore makes it clear she can't stand Artemesia, Pearl does the worst thing possible.

And she still hasn't got a friend.

Or has she?

About The Author

Marie Bradby's first book for younger readers was the IRA Award-winning More Than Anything Else, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet. They also collaborated on Momma, Where Are You From?, a Golden Kite Honor Book. She lives with her husband in Louisville, Kentucky.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 9, 2007)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416934523
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ T These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Raves and Reviews

"Moving and memorable."
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Sensitive, realistic."
-- Kirkus Reviews

-- School Library Journal

Awards and Honors

  • Garden State Children's Book Award Nominee (NJ)
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Junior Title

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