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Harry and Walter

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Qin Leng

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published: Mar 2016
ISBN:9781554518029
publisher: Annick Press
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Best Friends Forever.

Harry may be four and three-quarters and Walter may be ninety-two and a half, but that doesn’t stop them from being best friends. Harry loves to go next door to play games with Walter and draw pictures together. And when the snow falls, Walter clears a path to Harry’s house so that they can visit every day.

But one day, a For Sale sign appears on Harry’s lawn. Harry is devastated that he and Walter will no longer be neighbors. Harry’s new house is bigger and better than his old one, but without Walter to share things with, nothing seems to be much fun…until one day, Harry hears a familiar voice. Walter, too, has moved--to a nearby seniors’ residence. Now, Harry and Walter can still be best friends.

Acclaimed author Kathy Stinson has created a poignant, cross-generational story that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike. With charming illustrations by Qin Leng, Harry and Walter is a perfect book for children to share with grandparents.

About the Authors

Kathy Stinson

KATHY STINSON is one of Canada's foremost authors for young people. Over the past 25 years, she has published acclaimed books in virtually every genre, including Canadian classics such as Red is Best, Big or Little, The Bare Naked Book, and the Pebble Creek series, as well as more recent hits, including the Marie-Claire volumes in the best-selling Our Canadian Girl historical fiction series and the provocative young adult novel Becoming Ruby, which was nominated for a White Pine Award. Kathy lives in Rockwood, ON, with her partner, children's book editor and writing teacher, Peter Carver.
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Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and lived in France and Montreal. She now lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. Her father, an artist himself, was a great influence on her. She grew up surrounded by paintings, and it became second nature for her to express herself through art. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Qin has always loved to illustrate the innocence of children and has developed a passion for children’s books. She has illustrated numerous picture books for publishers in Canada, the United States, and South Korea.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • , Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, National Parenting Product Award
  • Short-listed, Next Generation Indie Book Awards
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award
  • , Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • , Blue Spruce Award nomination, Ontario Library Association
Editorial Reviews

“A delightful read-aloud, and, as children go through the inevitable changes in their young lives, it will be a good one to return to often to reaffirm its messages.”

— CM Reviews

“Gives all ages a sense of joyful anticipation about growing older and tremendous insights into the benefits of intergenerational friendships.”

— A is for Aging, B is for Books

“A sweet and tender story that shows age difference is no detriment to true friendship. A good choice to share with a small group or for one-on-one enjoyment.”

— School Library Journal

“[A] quiet tour de force that takes the reader by surprise.” 

— Quill & Quire, *starred review, 04/16

“Leng’s playful, expressive watercolor illustrations complement this warm story of an enduring intergenerational friendship.”

— International Reading Association

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