Illustrated by: Abigail Halpin
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group
The Year of the Bookby Andrea Cheng
When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world. Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics such as Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.