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Hannah's best friend, Aggie, moves away and doesn't answer a single one of her letters. Determined to find a new pen pal, Hannah picks an address from a box on her teacher's desk. It's a boy, but his first letter is so dopey, Hannah isn't even going to answer it. Instead, she writes to President Roosevelt. Before long, Hannah has a whole lot of pen pals--and finally discovers the perfect friend, in the most unlikely place.
In this absorbing epistolary novel, Mindy Warshaw Skolsky takes readers back to the late 1930s, and into the life of an irrepressible and unforgettable heroine.
A Parenting Magazine Book of the Year
A finalist for the Texas Bluebonnet Award
A Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children
01-02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr 4-6)
00-01 William Allen White Children's Book Award Masterlist
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Mindy Warshaw Skolsky, a former teacher, grew up in the Hudson Valley during the Great Depression. She has written five books about Hannah and is currently working on another, a picture book. She lives in Smithtown, NY.From AudioFile:
Skolsky has created a gem for children of all ages, but the various voices set this jewel into a setting of fine platinum. Hannah is a young girl in 1930's New York who's sad because her best friend has moved away and doesn't answer her letters. However, Hannah has a lively life of letters as she corresponds with the Roosevelt White House, her relatives and a boy in Kansas. Each reader is splendid. Barbara Caruso's Eleanor Roosevelt and Aunt Becky illustrate her excellent range of characters, and Edward Blake's FDR is believable. But top billing goes to Laura Hamilton as Hannah. Not only is this a mini-sketch of American history and accents, but also a wonderful story of everyday life in a small town. The charming portrait is enhanced by the author's closing comments in her own voice. S.G.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Scholastic Inc, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0439228999
Book Description Scholastic Inc, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0439228999