Greenwillow Books Lilly & Friends
Greenwillow Books Lilly & Friends

Lilly & Friends

By Kevin Henkes

$24.99

Publication Date: September 22, 2020

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

For the first time, all nine of Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s bestselling, award-winning mouse picture books will be published together in a jacketed hardcover treasury. Lilly, Chrysanthemum, Owen, Wemberly, Sheila Rae, Julius, Chester, Wendell—all the beloved characters together in one lavish volume featuring brand-new jacket artwork, an introduction, family reading tips, and an afterword by the author.

Kevin Henkes’s classic mouse picture books have been perennially popular with families and in classrooms for more than thirty years. Now teachers, parents, and children alike can find their favorite characters in one deluxe volume.Kevin Henkes has painted brand-new original artwork for the jacket and written an afterword about his beloved mice. With an introduction by a noted expert and family reading tips written by a literacy expert, this treasury is an essential addition to every bookshelf. The heart and humor of Kevin Henkes’s acclaimed characters have made these books enduring favorites for a generation. Lilly and Friends is gift to cherish for fans both new and old! The treasury includes: A Weekend with Wendell; Sheila Rae, the Brave; Chester’s Way; Julius, the Baby of the World; Chrysanthemum; Owen; Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Wemberly Worried; and Lilly’s Big Day.

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of more than fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon in 2005, and Waiting won a Caldecott Honor and Geisel Honor in 2016. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly’s Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song; her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, “It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius.” Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels—one for The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive’s Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. Kevin Henkes has been published by Greenwillow Books since the release of his first book, All Alone, in 1981. His fiftieth book, the picture book Egg, was published in January 2017. Most recently, he is the author of In the Middle of Fall, Winter Is Here, A Parade of Elephants, Sweeping Up the Heart, and Penny and Her Sled.He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. You can visit him online at www.kevinhenkes.com.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 312 pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: September 22, 2020

ISBN: 9780062995513

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