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Macmillan Children's Book

Old Friends

Author: Margaret Aitken; illustrated by Lenny Wen

Old Friends

Old Friends


About This Book

A heartwarming debut picture book about a girl whose search for friends after the loss of her grandmother inspires her to go undercover and join the local senior citizens group.
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Paired with colorful and vibrant art by Lenny Wen, Old Friends by Margaret Aitken is an inventive and heartfelt debut picture book that celebrates found family, caregiving, and the value of intergenerational friendships.

Marjorie wants a friend who loves the same things she does: baking shows, knitting, and gardening. Someone like Granny. So with a sprinkle of flour in her hair and a spritz of lavender perfume, Marjorie goes undercover to the local Senior Citizens Group. It all goes well until the Cha-Cha-Cha starts and her cardigan camouflage goes sideways. By being true to herself, Marjorie learns that friends can be of any age if you look in the right places.

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Feiwel & Friends



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Praise for Old Friends:

"[F]ull of warmth and joy. This celebration of intergenerational friendship is ultimately a comforting tale, like a cozy knit cardigan or a warm berry crisp, perfect for a lapsit or a Grandparents’ Day read-aloud." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB), starred review

"Readers of every generation will delight in Old Friends joyful tone and affirming message." BookPage

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Old Friends

Old Friends