New Picture Book, 'The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains' is Released
What does it mean to be best friends forever when you can't see your best friend anymore? Young readers will find out in the heartwarming new picture book, The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains, published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group.
Alex Addleston and Alex Addleston do everything together. They chase fireflies, collect crawdads, and they even code secret messages. But when Alex's parents move her family to Kenya, the two friends lose contact with each other. Half a world apart, each Alex keeps the other close while climbing trees, counting stars, and playing games.
Award-winning author James Solheim tells a magical tale in which one day, just maybe, Alex and Alex will rediscover what it means to be best friends, no matter what. With charming, lively illustrations by artist Jeffrey Ebbeler and a message that will touch young readers and the adults who may read with them, The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains is just right for read-aloud, new readers, reluctant readers, and Chapter One programs.
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About the Author
James Solheim is the only James Solheim in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also the author of It's Disgusting-and We Ate It! and Santa's Secrets Revealed. His books have been Junior Library Guild selections and chosen for the American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. As a child, James made his own secret code wheel like the one in the book.
About the Illustrator
Jeffrey Ebbeler has been creating award-winning art for children for over a decade, with more than 40 picture books to his name. Formerly an art director in children's publishing, he also has created a monthly comic series and large-scale murals.
$17.95 Hardcover, Jacketed
32 Pages ? 10 5/8 x 8 7/8
To Purchase: Visit your local bookstore, order by phone at 800-328-4929, or visit us online at www.lernerbooks.com.