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I Want a Friend Anne Booth, Amy Proud

ISBN:
9780745977065
Published:
21 Apr 2017
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
32 pages: 215 x 260 mm
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I want a friend,' said Arthur, 'I want a friend right now. I want to make one RIGHT AWAY But I am not sure how.' Join Arthur at nursery school in his determined search for a friend - could he dig a hole to trap one, or catch one in a net? His ideas don't seem to be going to plan, but then Lily appears and he is soon having lots of fun and playtime adventures! Bouncy rhymes and hilarious illustrations make this first experiences tale about friendship an enchanting read!
Anne Booth studied English at The University of York, but after some years working in a bookshop and teaching in Italy, she studied Pastoral Theology for a year before working as an administrative assistant in a Christian Charity. Whilst working she completed a part-time MA in Children's Literature, which she still loves! After getting married and raising four children, she took art classes as a hobby. Later, she worked part-time running singing and art classes in an old people's home, and tutoring. She then, she studied another part-time MA in the evenings - this time in Creative Writing! She gave up teaching to become a full-time carer for her elderly parents and during this time, she began to write books for children, got an agent and then got published. Her first book, Girl with a White Dog, for 9-12 year olds was published in 2014 and since then, she has published two more books for 9-12 year olds, four picture books, four books for 5-8 year olds and one book for 7-9 year olds. In her own words, "Jenny The Shy Angel" will be my fifth picture book and my 13th children's book, so I feel very blessed! I absolutely love Ruth Hearson's illustrations for this book!"

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