A Friend Like Ed by Karen Wagner

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Mildred accepts her best friend Ed even though he is sometimes eccentric.

About Karen Wagner

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Wagner is a preschool teacher and mother Janet Pedersen has illustrated several picture books, three of which she has also written: MILLIE IN THE MEADOW, MILLIE WANTS TO PLAY, and the forthcoming PINO AND THE SIGNORA'S PASTA (all Candlewick). This is her first book for Clarion. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.
Published September 1, 1998 by Walker & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When she meets Pearl, “Mildred was sure no one could ever think Pearl was unusual in any odd sort of way.” Pearl, however, is only interested in herself, and Mildred comes to cherish Ed’s eccentricities and generous nature.

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Ed's button collection seems weird to Mildred, but ""no one could hold a candle to Ed's homemade, fudge-frosted, triple-layer cake.

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