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"a tender, sensitive portrayal."

  - Publishers Weekly (starred)

    "Smart, honest, and heart-achingly real."

       - Kirkus Reviews (starred)

William Allen White Children's Book Award Masterlist 2019-2020

New York Times Editor's Choice

When Friendship 

Followed Me Home

"This book soars...hopeful, glittering."

- Renee Dale,  NY Times Book Review

Masterlist/State lists:

"Penetrating and honest."

“Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.” 

“As funny and heartwarming as it is gut-punching... thoroughly engaging.”

“…a world of imagination and true friendship.”

— School Library Connection, starred review

Outstanding Merit

"Full of pace and laughter, bruises and heart. Paul Griffin is the sort of writer you're torn between telling the whole world about and keeping all to yourself."—Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief

"When Friendship Followed Me Home is both a beautiful book, and an honest book; it is, in fact, beautiful because it is honest. We see the pain of loss, and the glory of community. We see love in its many forms, and we witness the truth that love goes on despite all barriers. Cheer for Ben and Halley: it is kids like these who are our hope.”  —Gary D. Schmidt,

author of Okay for Now

"'Friendship' is an absolutely beautiful, heart-expanding book.  I cried, but more than that, I felt this giant balloon of love for everyone. This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life's biggest magic. It'll make you want to grab hold of everyone important to you and lick them on the nose."

—Rebecca Stead, author of  When You Reach Me

"Some books change the way you see the world. Some change the way you breathe. This book will leave you breathless. This is Paul Griffin's best book yet—and that's really saying something."  

—Patricia McCormick,

author of  Sold

Audiobook read by Paul, available from Listening Library

 

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“Funny, wrenching, often heartbreaking. Scarily credible dialogue. Gorgeously rendered. Gracefully answers questions and solves mysteries, leaving us with hope and a smile."

CATHI HANAUER

New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice

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May 31                                                            BEA SLJ Day of Dialogue                 NYC, NYU

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