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Our Friend Hedgehog: A Place to Call Home

Our Friend Hedgehog: A Place to Call Home

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Knopf Books for Young Readers
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From the Caldecott Honor-winning author of Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us comes a warm-hearted story about the meaning of home and the power of friendship to help you become your truest self.

Families come in all shapes and sizes.
Sometimes they are joined by birth, and other times they are chosen...

Autumn leaves are falling in Hedge Hollow, and the change in season brings with it a spiny surprise... another hedgehog! Is it friend or foe? Or is it . . . family?
On the one paw, Hedgehog is excited to meet one of her own kind, but on the other paw, she has never felt so different—or distant—from her old friends. Where does Hedgehog belong, and who does she belong with? A journey upriver through an unfamiliar forest just might lead her home…
From the award-winning author-illustrator of Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us comes a tale of old friends and new, and the true meaning of home.

About the Author

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. She currently draws and dreams in Harrisburg, PA.

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Praise for Our Friend Hedgehog: A Place to Call Home

★ "Delightful . . . An endearing and heartwarming journey to define family and self that will resonate deeply." —Kirkus, starred review

★ "A perfect seasonal offering that carries a warm message of family love, whatever form one’s family may take... this chapter book will delight young readers with its gentle drama, sweet characters, and humorous charm" —Booklist, starred review

★ "A perfect fall read-aloud, but equally enjoyable as an independent read with a cup of hot chocolate."—School Library Journal, starred review