My Friend Maggie by Hannah E. Harrison

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As in Bernice Gets Carried Away, Harrison shows a deeply sympathetic understanding of the simultaneously fragile and powerful emotions of children.
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A sweet and heart-tugging story about bullying, friendship, and fitting in, perfect for readers of Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
 
Paula and Maggie have been friends forever. Paula thinks Maggie is the best—until mean girl Veronica says otherwise. Suddenly, Paula starts to notice that Maggie is big and clumsy, and her clothes are sort of snuggish. Rather than sticking up for Maggie, Paula ignores her old friend and plays with Veronica instead. Luckily, when Veronica turns on Paula, Maggie’s true colors shine through.   
 
This moving friendship story has all the heart and emotion of The Giving Tree and Kevin Henkes's Chrysanthemum. The gorgeous artwork and important message make this a book to treasure. It’s truly a classic in the making.  

 

About Hannah E. Harrison

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Hannah E. Harrison is an award-winning painter, specializing in animal subjects, and this is her third picture book. She majored in Art and minored in Creative Writing at Colby College in the pursuit of becoming a children’s book author/illustrator. Hannah lives in Oklahoma with her husband and daughters.

Author Residence: Ada, OK Author Image 1
 
Published August 9, 2016 by Dial Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 04 2016

Luckily for Paula, Maggie is bighearted enough to forgive her friend’s betrayal and strong enough to defend her when necessary. Paula’s final declaration that “I’ll be her friend forever” shows that she’s learned a valuable lesson, one that listeners would do well to heed.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jun 22 2017

As in Bernice Gets Carried Away, Harrison shows a deeply sympathetic understanding of the simultaneously fragile and powerful emotions of children.

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