A surprising friendship
Do you ever feel like you've somehow lost your true best friend? Minn feels this way. So does Jake. But Minn and Jake have no intention of being friends. Minn's a string bean. Jake's a shrimp. Minn's a girl. Jake's a boy. And in fifth grade, who wants a best friend of the opposite sex? But Minn and Jake are forced together by circumstances, which only strengthen their resistance . . . until Minn takes Jake lizard hunting. There are lots of good ways to choose a friend.
This enchanting free-verse novel, accompanied by expressive, humorous black-and-white drawings, proves that sometimes friendship just happens.
Janet S. Wongis the author of many poetry collections and acclaimed picture books, includingThis Next New Year. She lives in Medina, Washington.
GeneviÃ¨ve CÃ´té has illustrated several books for children. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
“With simple, distilled details, [Wong] creates full, lovable characters in Minn and Jake- tough, precocious oddballs who find a strong sense of themselves in each other's differences...appealing, whimsical sketches.” —Booklist
“CÃ´té's b&w illustrations achieve unusual dimension. Incorporating what seem to be collage elements, her strikingly graphic compositions mirror the deceptive ease of the verse narration.” —Publishers Weekly