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Our friend hedgehog : the story of us / Lauren Castillo.

Castillo, Lauren, (author,, illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lake Park LINK Site J CAS (Text) 33500013246251 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J CAS (Text) 33500013246269 New Checked out 11/06/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524766719
  • ISBN: 1524766712
  • ISBN: 9781524766726
  • ISBN: 1524766720
  • Physical Description: 110 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Junior Library Guild Selection"--Dust jacket.
Summary, etc.:
When a storm separates Hedgehog from her lifelong friend, Mutty, she bravely sets out to find him and makes some very good new friends in the process.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5-9. Alfred A. Knopf.
Grades 2-3. Alfred A. Knopf.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    *Starred Review* In this Winnie-the-Pooh-style adventure for young readers, Hedgehog lives with her best friend, Mutty, a white stuffed dog in a striped sweater, on a small river island. One day, a terrible storm carries Mutty away on its fierce winds, leaving Hedgehog devastated but determined to find her friend. Luckily, Hedgehog is a good swimmer, and she reaches the river's wooded bank without mishap. A serendipitous tumble drops her into the burrow of Mole, who good-naturedly joins the search for Mutty. Their journey takes them to the homes of Owl, Beaver, and Hen and Chicks, all of whom display unique personalities. Together, they follow clues that lead to Annika Mae, a girl with a Polaroid camera and knowledge of a certain sweater-wearing dog. Caldecott Honor Book creator Castillo lovingly offers up this story of friendship and bravery, which she liberally illustrates with sweet, sketchy artwork created in pen, pencil, and watercolor. Simple sentences and abundant white space support young readers making the transition into chapter books, and the gentle adventure within this series starter will easily capture their attention. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LAUREN CASTILLO studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of the 2015 Caldecott Honor-winning book Nana in the City, as well as The Troublemaker and Melvin and the Boy. Lauren has also illustrated several critically acclaimed picture books, including Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley, Yard Sale by Eve Bunting, and City Cat by Kate Banks. She currently draws and dreams in Harrisburg, PA.

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Subject: Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Hedgehogs > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Hedgehogs > Fiction.
Animals > Fiction.

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