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If Wendell Had a Walrus

If Wendell Had a Walrus

Lori Mortensen; illustrations by Matt Phelan

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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In this heartwarming story about friendship and imagination, a boy named Wendell dreams of getting a pet walrus. Together, they’d ride bikes, tell jokes, and have a grand time. If only he could find one!

But looking for a walrus turns out to be its own adventure, one with an unexpected and happy result.

Acclaimed author Lori Mortensen and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Matt Phelan have created a sweet, playful, memorable book in If Wendell Had a Walrus that kids are sure to request again and again.

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Lori Mortensen; illustrations by Matt Phelan

Lori Mortensen is the author of Chicken Lily, Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg, and Cindy Moo. She lives with her husband in California.

Matt Phelan has illustrated many books for young readers, including Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park and Marilyn’s Monster by Michelle Knudson. He has also written and illustrated a number of graphic novels, such as Snow White, a New York Times bestseller, and The Storm in the Barn, winner of the Scott O’Dell Award.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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