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Best Friends (Best Friends #1)

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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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I loved this book as a child and spent years trying to track it down for my own children (who are now grown). It frustrates me that this book has never been offered for publication as I think it would do very well.

Lisa Kleppek
I loved this series when I was in elementary school and have looked for it as an adult. It is really a shame they didn't republish it.
This is my mothers favorite book that she read as a child and says she has read it at least five times. And will probably read it again some time. Which is funny because she is no a big reader in the first place.
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).
Linda Marie
Read the Best Friends trilogy in grade school. Loved them. Been trying to locate them for my granddaughters. All are selling for extreme prices.
I'm so happy I finally discovered the author of one of my most favorite books! I must have read this at least a dozen times as a very lonely little girl. I sure would love to be able to read it again. Does anyone know how to find it?
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.
Jill Therese
Loved the pranks and friendships.
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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 ...more
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