Iris and Walter, Lost and Found

Iris and Walter, Lost and Found

by Elissa Haden Guest, Christine Davenier
     
 

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Walter loves his grandmother's harmonica. But when he lets Iris borrow it the night before his grandmother comes to visit, something awful happens—it disappears! How will Iris break the news to Walter?

Luckily, bestfriends are understanding. And lucky, too, that lost treasures sometimes turn up where you least expect to find them.
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Overview

Walter loves his grandmother's harmonica. But when he lets Iris borrow it the night before his grandmother comes to visit, something awful happens—it disappears! How will Iris break the news to Walter?

Luckily, bestfriends are understanding. And lucky, too, that lost treasures sometimes turn up where you least expect to find them.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The best friends are back in Iris and Walter: Lost and Found by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier, the seventh book in the series. When Iris borrows Walter's treasured harmonica, Baby Rose loves hearing her play it. But then it goes missing and Iris worries that he'll never forgive her. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-When Baby Rose grabs and breaks Iris's special button necklace, their mother helps to fix it for show-and-tell. After school, Iris borrows her friend Walter's harmonica, given to him by his grandmother. When it disappears, she worries about Granny's reaction. But the woman is understanding, and the missing instrument turns up unharmed. Iris and Walter are endearing individualists, with interesting taste in headgear. They are a refreshing addition to the limited literary offerings for this age group. Guest neatly ties up the mystery, deals with the drawbacks and advantages of having a little sister, and shows readers the warmth and support of Iris's extended family. The text is appropriately composed for young readers without being boring, repetitive, or preachy. Davenier's pen-and-ink illustrations are sunny and full of activity, with Baby Rose in seven different places at once. The deceptively simple drawings convey a range of emotions on the children's faces, and even the cat has a personality. Iris and Walter are a perfect pair of friends, created by a perfectly matched team.-Jane Barrer, Washington Square Village Creative Steps, New York City Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Just right for new readers."—Booklist

"Iris and Walter are a perfect pair of friends, created by a perfectly matched team."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152167011
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Iris And Walter Series
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

ELISSA HADEN GUEST is the award-winning author of the Iris and Walter series. She lives in San Francisco, California.

CHRISTINE DAVENIER is the acclaimed illustrator of many popular children's books, including The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. She lives in Paris.

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