Wilfred by Ryan Higgins

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In the tradition of Calvin & Hobbes and Dr. Seuss comes a new story of unlikely friendship.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a humongous and hairy giant named Wilfred. Whenever people saw him, they ran away, which made life very lonely for Wilfred. That is, until he found himself in a rather unusual town where one brave little boy saw something special in the timid giant. So begins a story of friendship and sacrifice that will remind readers just how important one voice – no matter how small – can be.

In this moving debut, Ryan Higgins shows his knack for blending humor and heart, and gives Lorax fans an unforgettable new hero.
 

About Ryan Higgins

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Ryan Higgins grew up in southern Maine and has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology. After a year in the Arizona desert, he is now back in Maine with his wife, Joanna, and their new baby, Griffin.
 
Published March 21, 2013 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Wilfred is big. Wilfred is hairy. Wilfred is lonesome.

Jan 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Wilfred

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Displaying a judicious sense of comedy and drama, Higgins (Twaddleton’s Cheese) has crafted a lovely (and hirsute) fable about friendship and sacrifice. Wilfred is the quintessential lonely monster, a

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JENNA AUBREY 5 Sep 2013

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