Annie, first introduced to readers in REMEMBERING MRS. ROSSI (Candlewick, 2007), lives with her dad in New York City and is now in fourth grade. Her new best friend, a floppy-haired puppy named Leo, is helping her cope with schoolwork, an icky boy, and a best friend who is moving away. She writes letters to him, and reads them to him at night...Upbeat and chirpy, and decorated with lots of kid-style illustrations, LETTERS TO LEO evokes empathy with a light touch.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
In Annie, readers will find a perfectly imperfect Model Citizen, a loving daughter and good friend—in other words, someone a lot like them.
About the Author
Amy Hest, the author of many award-winning books for children, is a three-time recipient of the Christopher Medal and a winner of the Boston Globe
Award. She lives in New York City.
Julia Denos is the illustrator of Grandma's Gloves
by Cecil Castellucci, which won the 2011 California Book Award Gold Medal. Julia Denos lives outside of Boston.