You Can Count on Your Friends … Right?
Lori is a little different from the other girls in her new third-grade class. She dresses differently, and likes to play with the boys at recess. It’s wonderful when Marsha, one of the popular girls, asks her where she got her beautiful cowboy jacket. They immediately bond, making a cross-your-heart-and-hope-to-die promise to walk home together every day. The next day, Marsha confronts the other girls for calling her new friend “Loony Lori.” But the girls turn against her, and Marsha has to pick a side. Confused, she decides she doesn’t want to be included in the teasing, and avoids Lori. Heartbroken, Lori walks home alone, not understanding why her friend has changed her mind. But Lori has a valuable lesson to learn about the meaning of true friendship. Set in the 1950s, Loony Lori explains the concept of a fair-weather friend in language that children can relate to. Although the clothes and games have changed, children will see that the problems kids face in school and growing up haven’t changed … and that the adults in their lives now were once kids, just like they are. Loony Lori’s accessible and powerful story is brought to life by colorful illustrations that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Color Paperback, 28 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 07, 2012)
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Bullying