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About the Book

About the Book

The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel)

written by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Abigail Halpin

In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated.

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 like Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes’ ONE HUNDRED DRESSES, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.

The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel)
(Year of the Book #1)
written by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Abigail Halpin

  • Publication Date: May 22, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
  • ISBN-10: 0547684630
  • ISBN-13: 9780547684635