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My Friend Earth

Written by Patricia MacLachlan

Illustrated by Francesca Sanna

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals

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Celebrate Earth Day with this valentine to our wonderful planet from the Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

Readers of all ages will pore over the pages of this spectacular book. Its enticing die-cut pages encourage exploration as its poetic text celebrates everything Earth does for us, all the while reminding us to be a good friend in return.

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My Friend Earth Synopsis

Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain and autumn leaves. She sprinkles whisper-white snow and protects the tiny seeds waiting for spring.

* Interactive format and kid-friendly art will engage both toddlers and young readers.

* A celebration of the natural world and rallying cry for positive action for Planet Earth

* Great opportunities to share life science concepts and amazing facts about the environment with children

My Friend Earth Press Reviews

Newbery-winning author MacLachlan uses lyrical text to detail the activities of her friend Earth over the course of a year. . . . Francesca Sanna's (The Journey, 2016) upbeat and fanciful art flow from page to page. [A] perfect Earth Day story hour selection. -Booklist

Die cuts, flaps, and curved page contours yield surprises. . . . [and] MacLachlan's language is evocative, a gift to the ear. . . [My Friend Earth is] an appreciation of various biomes and the creatures that abide therein. A beautifully designed ode to the planet-perfect for celebrating Earth Day or anytime. -School Library Journal, starred review

[A] tender picture book. . . a dynamic reading experience. . . Surreal illustrations by Sanna, rendered in pencil, ink, and digital painting, use saturated hues-sages, teals, and rusts-to show Earth as both cause and effect: she becomes and rides on the wind, rains on and then wrings out sopping trees, before finally 'waiting' for another spring. A poetic entree into Earth's modes rendered with an appreciation for natural details. -Publishers Weekly, starred review

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ISBN: 9780811879101
Publication date: 25/02/2020
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780811879101
Publication date: 25th February 2020
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Illustrator: Francesca Sanna
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 44 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, Family / Home Stories, Animals

About Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless novels for young readers, including Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall; Word After Word After Word; Kindred Souls; The Truth of Me; The Poet’s Dog; and My Father’s Words. She is also the author of countless beloved picture books, a number of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

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