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My Friend Earth

Written by Patricia MacLachlan

Illustrated by Francesca Sanna

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My Friend Earth Review

Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals

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.


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
Collections: A Summer of Adventure - 50 Books to Inspire!,

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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