10-year-old Allie's family is moving into a bigger house, but she's not excited about it at all. Allie doesn't want to leave her best friend and everything that she knows for a strange house, in a strange neighborhood, with new strange kids that she doesn't know. She must struggle with trying to find a new best friend and figure out the ins and outs of her new neighborhood.
When 10-year-old Allie learns that her family will be moving from a two-family home to their very own house, she'
s hesitant until she finds out they will be living on a street with the magical name of Strawberry Hill. That changes everything! But strawberries aren't the only things Allie will have to look for in her new neighborhood. As Allie struggles to find a new "best friend" and adjust to all of the changes she faces, she takes readers on her journey to make Strawberry Hill feel like home.Strawberry Hill
is a timeless story that will captivate readers, just as Mary Ann Hoberman's picture books and poems have for more than fifty years.
Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of more than thirty-five books for children, including the critically acclaimed A House Is a House for Me
, which won a National Book Award, the New York Times
bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You
, and the Sing-Along Stories series. Her website is www.maryannhoberman.com
Praise for Strawberry Hill:
A New York Times Editor's Choice
* "Highly evocative... With story lines that are simple but never simplistic and perfectly crafted chapters in which the ordinary has the opportunity to become special." - Booklist (starred review)
"[Hoberman] knows how to bring detail and language into just the right balance...to pull you into the story." - New York Times "Rich details bring the period to life...This is a gentle story with the sensibility of a novel written in an earlier time." - School Library Journal
"Allie's plight will be utterly relatable to contemporary readers and the resolution is both satisfying and realistic." - Publishers Weekly