Maple & Willow Apart by Lori Nichols


Maple & Willow Apart by Lori Nichols

Maple and Willow have always been inseparable. So what happens when Maple starts school, leaving little sister Willow behind? At first, they each put on their bravest face. Maple regaling Willow with a breathless rundown of her day, and Willow responding with tales of her own adventures with a mysterious new friend but the truth is, they miss each other. Willow feels left behind and lonely without Maple and Maple worries that Willow has replaced her with another friend. Fortunately, the sisters eventually realise that the missing is mutual, and come up with a creative solution that will let them feel connected even when they are apart.


* Nichols pencil and digitally colored illustrations perfectly convey just how close Maple and Willow are . . . [and] keep the focus on the girls and their relationship. . . . Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. Kirkus Reviews, starred review Emphasizes the change of seasons through an accessible child-centered perspective. . . . Illustrations enhance the sweet girls interactions. . . . Fall into this lovely addition as sisters adjust to the excitement and the changes of a new year ahead. School Library Journal

About the Author

Lori Nichols ( also wrote and illustrated the award-winning Maple and Maple & Willow Together. She spent her childhood in northwestern Pennsylvania picking up acorns, playing rock school and befriending bugs. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and three free-spirited daughters. Many days you can find Lori and her family climbing trees or collecting discarded birds nests. She still picks up acorns.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages


Lori Nichols
More books by Lori Nichols


Publication date

19th August 2015



At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

Lovereading 4 schools