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Harry and Walter

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Qin Leng

tagged: multigenerational, friendship, new experience
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publisher: Annick Press
Description

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.

About the Authors

Kathy Stinson

KATHY STINSON is one of Canada's foremost authors for young people. Over the past 25 years, she has published acclaimed books in virtually every genre, including Canadian classics such as Red is Best, Big or Little, The Bare Naked Book, and the Pebble Creek series, as well as more recent hits, including the Marie-Claire volumes in the best-selling Our Canadian Girl historical fiction series and the provocative young adult novel Becoming Ruby, which was nominated for a White Pine Award. Kathy lives in Rockwood, ON, with her partner, children's book editor and writing teacher, Peter Carver.
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Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and later moved to France, then to Montreal in Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and works as a designer and illustrator. She grew up surrounded by paintings, and her father, an artist himself, was a great influence on her. Qin graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films. Her picture books have been nominated for such prizes as the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award, and she won the APAAL for Best Picture Book. You can visit her at www.qinleng.tumblr.com.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • , Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award
  • Winner, National Parenting Product Award
  • Short-listed, Next Generation Indie Book Awards
  • , Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • , Blue Spruce Award nomination, Ontario Library Association
Editorial Reviews

“Gives all ages a sense of joyful anticipation about growing older and tremendous insights into the benefits of intergenerational friendships.”

— A is for Aging, B is for Books

“[A] quiet tour de force that takes the reader by surprise.” 

— Quill & Quire, *starred review, 04/16

“Leng’s playful, expressive watercolor illustrations complement this warm story of an enduring intergenerational friendship.”

— International Reading Association

“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.”

— CM Reviews

“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.”

— School Library Journal

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