Friday, July 25, 2014

The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains

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The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains
By James Solheim
Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler
Carolrhoda Books, 2014. unpaged picture book

Alex Addleston meets another child named Alex Addleston on the first day of kindergarten.  The boy and the girl with the same name become instant friends. They do everything together and are best friends until the girl Alex suddenly moves to Africa. Can their friendship stretch clear around the world and down through the years? The both boy and girl Alex don't t know how to contact each other, but they keep the memory of the special friend alive. Solheim's text is spare, but lyrical. Ebbler's warm illustrations capture the magic of the two children's relationship.This is a heart warming story of the enduring nature of friendship.

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