Dear Sister
Dear Sister

Dear Sister

Written by Alison McGhee & illustrated by Joe Bluhm
9 - 12
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Oct 1, 2019
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“While books on sibling rivalry abound, [Dear Sister] brings freshness to the topic with McGhee’s gentle humor and poignant scenarios…Dear indeed.” –Kirkus Reviews “A meaningful look at…siblinghood and all its foibles.” –Publishers Weekly What do you do when you have an incredibly annoying little sister? Write her letters telling her so, of course! From New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee comes a wickedly funny, illustrated, heartwarming, and searingly honest collection of letters from an older brother to his little sister. Whininess, annoyingness, afraid of the darkness, refusal to eat lima beans, and pulling brother’s hair. These are the criteria on which little sisters are graded. Inspired by the notes Alison McGhee’s own kids would write each other, this heavily illustrated collection of letters and messages from an older brother to his little sister reveal the special love–or, at the very least, tolerance–siblings have for each other.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    October 1, 2019
    Atheneum Books
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    Lexile® Level
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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