Knopf Books for Young Readers Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us
Knopf Books for Young Readers Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us

Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us

By Lauren Castillo

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Publication Date: May 5, 2020

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Ages 5 to 9, Grades K to 4

From a Caldecott Honor-winning artist comes a cozy classic-in-the-making about finding your friends and sticking together through thick and thin.

“Our Friend Hedgehog feels like a modern-day Winnie the Pooh. It’s so warm and full of joy and love. It’s got classic written all over it.”—Victoria Jamieson, Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl

Sometimes you make a friend,

and it feels like you have known that friend your entire life….

Hedgehog lives on a teeny-tiny island with only her stuffed dog, Mutty, for company. When a great storm carries Mutty away, she embarks on a quest to find her friend. Following the trail of clues Mutty left behind, brave Hedgehog meets a wiggly Mole, a wordy Owl, a curmudgeonly Beaver, a scatterbrained Hen and Chicks, and a girl who’s new to the neighborhood, Annika May. With bravery and teamwork, there’s nothing that can stop these seven from finding Mutty, but along the way they discover something even more important: each other.

The first book in a new series from Caldecott Honor winner Lauren Castillo, Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us has the feel of a timeless classic, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters who will star in many more adventures to come.

Story Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA

About the Author

LAUREN CASTILLO studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of the 2015 Caldecott Honor-winning book Nana in the City, as well as The Troublemaker and Melvin and the Boy. Lauren has also illustrated several critically acclaimed picture books, including Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley, Yard Sale by Eve Bunting, and City Cat by Kate Banks. She currently draws and dreams in Harrisburg, PA.

Visit her at laurencastillo.com

Follow her on Instagram at @studiocastillo

Follow her on Twitter at @studiocastillo

Author Residence: Harrisburg, PA

Format: Hardcover

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

ISBN: 9781524766719

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