Harry and Walter

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Leng, Qin
By (author): Stinson, Kathy
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award finalist (2016)
Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist (2016)
National Parenting Product Award (2017) Winner
Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2016)
Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association (2017) Commended
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: March 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.31in x 9.33in x 0.25in
Our Price:
$ 25.95
Availability:
Available to order

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Best Friends Forever.

Harry may be four and three-quarters and Walter may be ninety-two and a half, but that doesn't stop them from being best friends. Harry loves to go next door to play games with Walter and draw pictures together. And when the snow falls, Walter clears a path to Harry's house so that they can visit every day.

But one day, a For Sale sign appears on Harry's lawn. Harry is devastated that he and Walter will no longer be neighbors. Harry's new house is bigger and better than his old one, but without Walter to share things with, nothing seems to be much fun…until one day, Harry hears a familiar voice. Walter, too, has moved--to a nearby seniors' residence. Now, Harry and Walter can still be best friends.

Acclaimed author Kathy Stinson has created a poignant, cross-generational story that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike. With charming illustrations by Qin Leng, Harry and Walter is a perfect book for children to share with grandparents.

From The Publisher*Inspired by a true story, this moving picture book details the friendship between a four year-old boy, Harry, and his ninety-two year-old neighbor, Walter. When Harry moves nothing seems to be fun anymore, until one day, he hears Walter's voice. Their friendship blooms again now that Walter has moved close by.
From The Publisher*Best Friends Forever. Harry may be four and three-quarters and Walter may be ninety-two and a half, but that doesn't stop them from being best friends. Harry loves to go next door to play games with Walter and draw pictures together. And when the snow falls, Walter clears a path to Harry's house so that they can visit every day. But one day, a For Sale sign appears on Harry's lawn. Harry is devastated that he and Walter will no longer be neighbors. Harry's new house is bigger and better than his old one, but without Walter to share things with, nothing seems to be much fun…until one day, Harry hears a familiar voice. Walter, too, has moved--to a nearby seniors' residence. Now, Harry and Walter can still be best friends. Acclaimed author Kathy Stinson has created a poignant, cross-generational story that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike. With charming illustrations by Qin Leng, Harry and Walter is a perfect book for children to share with grandparents.
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"… [a] quiet tour de force that takes the reader by surprise." Starred review, 04/16

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"A sweet and tender story that shows age difference is no detriment to true friendship. A good choice to share with a small group or for one-on-one enjoyment."

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"Leng's playful, expressive watercolor illustrations complement this warm story of an enduring intergenerational friendship."

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"… a delightful read-aloud, and, as children go through the inevitable changes in their young lives, it will be a good one to return to often to reaffirm its messages."

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"… gives all ages a sense of joyful anticipation about growing older and tremendous insights into the benefits of intergenerational friendships."