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Jamie and Angus Together

Jamie and Angus Together

Fall 2007 Fiction
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Anne Fine
Illustrator: Penny Dale
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0763633745
Hardcover Price: $15.99
Jamie is a pre-schooler who loves his precious stuffed Highland bull. Angus is his best friend, sharing in all his games. Angus doesn’t say much, but Jamie understands everything about him - especially his feelings about the impending visit by Bella, an overly rambunctious playmate. All previous visits have been disastrous for Angus, and Jamie is determined to spare his friend the fate of Bella at play.

Fine is one of the few writers who can enter the thinking processes of young children. With the help of Penny Dale’s charming pencil drawings this easy chapter book - a sequel - is a sure-fire, bona fide, pitch-perfect winner.

Kemie Nix   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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