Publication Date: September 26, 2023
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
A stand-alone companion to two-time Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes’s award-winning and acclaimed The Year of Billy Miller and Billy Miller Makes a Wish. This short, humorous, and accessible novel for newly independent readers focuses on Billy’s younger sister, Sal, and the story unfolds during an eventful holiday season at the Miller house. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls Oh, Sal “delightfully superb.” Oh, Sal is for fans of Ramona, Ivy + Bean, and Dory Fantasmagory.
It’s Christmas, and the Miller family is celebrating their first holiday with the new baby. Billy is excited that Uncle Jake is visiting, but nothing about this holiday season is making Sal happy. The baby is a noisy nuisance and hogging all of Mama’s attention. Plus, the baby doesn’t even have a name yet. To make matters worse, Sal has lost a gift that Santa gave her!Will Sal find her present? Will the Millers find a name for the baby? Will Billy always be an obnoxious big brother? The holiday season (and life with the Millers) is full of surprises—and warmth, kindness, family, celebration, and love—in the hands of award-winning author Kevin Henkes. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white art by the author, Oh, Sal is an excellent choice for early elementary grades, as well as a terrific family and classroom read-aloud for every time of the year.Illustrated in black-and-white on every page by the author.
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