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Annick Press Winter 2016

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    9781554518036 EPUB, $5.99 9781554518012 Paperback / softback, Trade paperback (US), $12.95 9781554518043 PDF, $11.99
  • Reading Levels

    Guided Reading Level: K Lexile measure: AD480L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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Harry and Walter
By (author): Kathy Stinson Illustrated by: Qin Leng
Kathy Stinson ,

Illustrated by :

Qin Leng


Annick Press - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Library binding
Hardcover , Library binding


Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 7, Age (years) 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) P - 2, Reading age 4 - 7
Mar 20, 2016
$21.95 CAD


9in x 9 x 0.36 in | 340 gr

Page Count:

32 pages
Annick Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2016 Blue Spruce Award nomination, Ontario Library Association 2016, Nominated National Parenting Product Award 2017, Winner Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2017, Short-listed Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award 2017, Short-listed Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association 2017
  • Short Description
Inspired by a true story, this moving picture book details the friendship between a four year-old boy, Harry, and his ninety-two year-old neighbor, Walter. When Harry moves nothing seems to be fun anymore, until one day, he hears Walter’s voice. Their friendship blooms again now that Walter has moved close by.
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.

  • Over 5,000 copies sold
  • New in paperback

Kathy Stinson is the multi-award-winning author of The Man with the Violin, winner of the 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She lives near Guelph, Ontario.

Born in Shanghai, Qin Leng now lives in Toronto where she works as a designer and background artist on feature films and television series, as well as a freelance illustrator.

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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