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Best Friends (Best Friends #1)
A story of friendship, for the upper bracket of this age group, as an American girl and a French girl share a year of family and school adventure in Seattle. Suzie Green is an outspoken, energetic, normal sort of American girl, eleven years old, and living with her mother, a widow and teacher. Then the Langdons, father and French-born daughter, move into the neighborhood. ...more
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published 1955 by J.B. Lippincott Company
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Dec 08, 2008 Christine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: girls over 10
Recommended to Christine by: I read tons of American books for girls translated by Schneider
This is the first book in a trilogy followed by "Best Friends in Summer" when the two girls go to a ranch to learn horseback riding. The last part includes a girl from Hawaii (Best Friends at School).
The five stars are what I would have given this book in the fourth grade. It was one of my very favorites and I read it more than once. I was thrilled when my daughter found it in a used book store. It still is fun to read, although not my usual thing. Definitely not Newbery material.
The eldest daughter of a mining engineer, Mary Bard moved frequently as a child, owing to her father's work. She went to kindergarten in Mexico City, first grade in New York, and second grade in Colorado. She attended college at the University of Washington, in Seattle, married a doctor, and eventually settled on Vashon Island, near Seattle. She had three daughters, and was active as a Brownie tro ...moreMore about Mary Bard...
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