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Macmillan Children's Book

The Friends

Author: Kazumi Yumoto; Translated by Cathy Hirano

The Friends

The Friends

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About This Book

The Friends is the 1997 winner of the Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction.

Page Count
176
On Sale
09/15/2005
Age Range
10-14

Book Details

In this award-winning book from Japan, three young boys curious about death learn--and teach--some valuable lessons about life and friendship.

The Friends is the winner of the 1997 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN

9780374424619

In The News

“In this graceful first novel, the funeral of one boy's grandmother excites a curiosity about death in three Japanese schoolboys . . . An offbeat and unsentimental coming-of-age story.” —Starred, Kirkus Reviews

“An eloquent initiation story that first touches and then pierces the heart . . . The passage of the time and the nature of mutability are poetically expressed in this warmly humorous narrative, deserving of equally high marks in kid appeal and literary merit.” —Starred, Publishers Weekly

“A book about death that espouses the pure joy in life.” —School Library Journal

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