Advice about Friends

Advice about Friends

by Diana G. Gallagher, Brann Garvey
     
 

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Claudia and her friends support each other and have loads of fun together. But they don’t always get along, and when they argue, they are miserable! Claudia always tries to fight fair and remember that her friends are some of the most important people in her life. Her advice can help anyone become a better friend.  See more details below

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Claudia and her friends support each other and have loads of fun together. But they don’t always get along, and when they argue, they are miserable! Claudia always tries to fight fair and remember that her friends are some of the most important people in her life. Her advice can help anyone become a better friend.

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Children's Literature - Ellen Welty
Claudia Cristina Cortez is a thirteen year old with a number of friends. She has a lot of advice about how to make friends, how to be a friend and how to recognize when someone is not really a friend. There is also a section about how to fight fair and how to disagree with a friend without losing the friendship. She even tells readers how to end a friendship on good terms. While aimed at the middle school reader, this book has good advice for older readers too and the layout will appeal to middle school through high school readers. The illustrations are a combination of border decorations and thumbnail sketches of Claudia's friends, much like doodling in a notebook so readers will relate well to the images. Even though the book is marketed as fiction, it is really a straightforward advice book. Perhaps the marketing will make readers who would not glance twice at an advice book pick it up and read it. Back material includes a brief biographical sketch of the author and the illustrator, a glossary, some discussion questions and suggested activities, comments from readers, a list of other books about friendship, and other books featuring Claudia and her friends. Reviewer: Ellen Welty

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434222510
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Series:
Claudia Cristina Cortez Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Diane G. Gallagher lives in Florida with her husband, Marty Burke, five dogs, three cats, and a cranky parrot. A professional folk musician in the 1970s, Gallagher also wrote songs and dabbled in whimsical fantasy art in the 1980s. She is best known for her hand-colored print series, "Woof: The House Dragon," and she won a Hugo for Best Fan Artist 1988. "The Alien Dark" (TSR1990) was her first published novel. Gallagher has written over 70 titles, including books in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Charmed," Smallville," and "Star Trek" series.

Brann Garvey lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, Keegan, their dog, Lola, and their very fat cat, Iggy. Brann graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree. He later attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration. In his free time, Brann enjoys being with his family and friends. He brings his sketchbook everywhere he goes.

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