Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden Guest

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Synopsis

There are four chapters of easy reading
pleasure in this Level 3 Green Light Reader
edition of the first book in the awardwinning
friendship series. This story finds
Iris hating her new neighborhood in the
country until she discovers a treehouse...
and maybe a new best friend.
 

About Elissa Haden Guest

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ELISSA HADEN GUEST is the award-winning author of the Iris and Walter series. She lives in San Francisco, California. CHRISTINE DAVENIER is the acclaimed illustrator of the Iris and Walter books, and she received a "New York Times Book Review" Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Award for "The First Thing My Mama Told Me" by Susan Marie Swanson. She lives in Paris. Christine Davenier is the illustrator of numerous picture books. She received a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Award for The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson.
 
Published March 1, 2006 by Sandpiper. 44 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Though Iris’s hair is an odd, bright blue and Guest tends to repeat phrases—not necessarily a weakness at this elementary reading level, but not natural-sounding either—fledgling readers will be drawn to this easy, four-chapter friendship story.

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In this fifth slice-of-life story about Iris and Walter, last seen in The Sleepover (2002), our heroes are preparing for a class play where Iris will be a cricket and Walter will be a dragonfly.

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Best friends Iris and Walter eagerly look forward to their first sleepover.

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Four gracefully paced chapters, stylish illustrations and a design that allows plenty of breathing room add up to a knockout kickoff to a beginning reader series. Guest (Girl Stuff) lays out the centr

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When Iris moves reluctantly to the country from her home in the big city, she finds a friend in Walter.

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Iris excitedly prepares to make her stage debut and helps Walter with his lines.

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Iris and Walter: The School Play by Elissa Haden Guest, illus.

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Guest (Girl Stuff) lays out the central conflict in the first sentence (""When Iris and Iris's family moved from the big city to the country, Iris was sad"").

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In Iris and Walter and Cousin Howie by Elissa Haden Guest, illus.

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