JANEY by Charlotte Zolotow

JANEY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

"Janey it's lonely all day long since you moved away" . . . and so as the soft brown and yellow drawings show a little girl walking alone reading at home or being tucked into bed, the text proceeds with the memories she mentally addresses to her absent friend: how Janey's voice sounded, how she skipped rocks in a pond, how they could sit together without talking, etc. There is no false cheer in the form of a new friend at the end, only the vague hope that "maybe some day we'll grow up and live near each other again" -- and the consolation for similarly lonely readers that someone shares their feelings.
Pub Date: May 30th, 1973
ISBN: 0060269278
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1973




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