Precocious Veronica Veetch is worldly beyond her years. She talks about opera and oysters. She fences, ballroom dances, and ties nautical knots. When her classmates decide she's too snooty to be their friend, Veronica invites them to her house to embark on an around-the-world trip. Their surprise at what they find there is surpassed only by their newfound love of literature. This ode to bookish friendships, written in Seussian verse, turns ideas about social class on their heads and encourages children to look beyond the surface and into the heart.
Author: Jean Hanson Publisher: Bailiwick Press Published: 09/15/2017 Pages: 32 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.00lbs Size: 10.10h x 10.20w x 0.40d ISBN: 9781934649275 Audience: Ages 4-8
Review Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2017 School Library Journal 08/01/2017
About the Author Jean Hanson's essays and short stories for grown-ups have appeared in lots of magazines. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, she has been recognized with a Pushcart Prize nomination, the Hackney Prize, and many other accolades. She lives in Colorado with thousands of "friends" and two clever cockatoos.
Launie Parry is an award-winning graphic designer whose work has brought many books to life. This is the first book she has both designed and illustrated. Along with her two daughters and husband, she calls Fort Collins, Colorado, home.