Afternoon of the Elves (1990 Newbery Honor)

Afternoon of the Elves (1990 Newbery Honor)

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Author: Janet Taylor Lisle

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: 0820 
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 16, 2017)

    ISBN: 1481499084


    Details: A Newbery Honor Book
    An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
    A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

    Janet Taylor Lisle’s captivating Newbery Honor book explores how, like friendship, magic can emerge when you least expect it—and when you need it most. All you have to do is look deep.

    Anything might happen in Sara-Kate’s backyard. For that matter, anything was happening.

    For nine-year-old Hillary Lenox, being friends with Sara-Kate Connolly is a complicated business. Sara-Kate’s clothes don’t match, her hair’s a mess, and she’s known to spit at people when they make her mad. But when Sara-Kate shows Hillary the tiny elf village in her overgrown backyard, Hillary decides she can’t be as awful as all that.

    Hillary is amazed by the delicate houses, the miniature well, even an intricate Ferris wheel made of bicycle wheels and popsicle sticks. But the more time she spends in Sara-Kate’s yard, the more questions she has. How come they never go inside Sara-Kate’s house? Why is Sara-Kate sometimes missing from school? And why hasn’t Hillary ever seen Sara-Kate’s mom? If Hillary can just look deep enough, she hopes, she will uncover the secrets of the elves—and of her new friend.

    EAN: 9781481499088

    Package Dimensions: 11.6 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches

    Languages: English