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Too Many Friends

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  •  Too Many Friends
    Title: Too Many Friends
    Author: APEL KATHRYN
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    Price: $14.95
    Publishing status: Active

    " At school I have lots of friends. I have so many friends that sometimes I don't know who to play with." Tahnee wants everyone in her Year 2 class to get along and be happy. But what happens when all of Tahnee's friends want her attention at the same time? And how can Tahnee be friends with Lucy, when Lucy doesn't seem to want any friends? A novel about friendship and school life, and the balance we all need to find to be the best friend we can be.

    Gleeboks review:
    Tahnee is friends with everyone in her second grade class—no small achievement considering all the idiosyncrasies of twenty-two individuals. The arrival of a new classmate who is withdrawn and solitary highlights one difficulty of friendship when Tahnee is caught between maintaining existing relationships and including the new girl, despite resistance from her best friend. The party for Tahnee’s seventh birthday magnifies everyone’s foibles, and sparks Tahnee’s secret quest to balance out their disparate personalities by reinforcing class friendships and making everyone feel both important and appreciated. Just as in Apel’s previous books, this novel in free verse allows us to recognise various character types, and share hurt, loneliness and exclusion through the microcosm of Tahnee’s world. Inspired by Apel’s own experience as a teacher, Too Many Friends is realistic—a finely nuanced story that gently reminds us of the positive effects of openhearted kindness and compassion. A welcome addition to our Australian fiction, it is credible and uplifting with nary a trace of didacticism.

    ISBN: 9780702259760
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