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The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains
ISBN: 9781467703468
Author: Solheim, James/ Ebbeler, Jeffrey (ILT)
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Published: March 2014
Retail: $17.95    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: From the moment they meet in their Flatt Mountain kindergarten classroom Alex and Alexia are best friends, and even though they are later separated for six years, their friendship remains unbroken.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2013019976
Lexile Measure: 620
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 11.00" W
Bargain Category: Growing Up, Geography, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Contributor Bio(s): Ebbeler, Jeffrey: -

Jeffrey Ebbeler loves the creative potential of storybook art. He gives lectures and demonstrations in schools, colleges, and museums about the process of bringing words to life through pictures. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and twin daughters. His books include Lights Out Shabbat, Cutting in Line Isn't Fair and others.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Fall)
Two kids share the same name and a great friendship. When the girl moves to Kenya, however, the boy doesn't know how to get in touch with her (he doesn't see her address on the back of a note). Why she can't write to him is never addressed; still, this is an engaging story of a special relationship. The amusingly detailed illustrations eschew sentimentality.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2014 January #3)

A boy and a girl who share the name Alex Addleston show up on the first day of kindergarten and quickly become inseparable. But when Alex (the boy) returns from visiting his grandmother for the summer, he discovers that Alex (the girl) and her family have moved to Kenya to do humanitarian work. Can the Alexes overcome time and geography and still remain "Harp slyamor, me zippal fwip" ("Best friends, no matter what," in the secret code of their favorite superhero)? Although readers must first accept a modern-day world devoid of digital communication, many will know the pain of friends who move away and will get caught up in the bittersweet, dual-track story of how the Alexes grow while trying to keep their connection alive. Solheim (Born Yesterday) occasionally turns up the drama higher than necessary ("She learned to make a soccer ball dance like the memory of a boy her mind could never quite touch"), but the sheer force of his earnestness, together with Ebbeler's (Tiger in My Soup) energetic and openhearted cartooning, will propel readers through to the Alexes' equally improbable reunion. Ages 4–9. Illustrator's agent: MB Artists. (Mar.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 April)

K-Gr 2—In this unlikely tale, two Alex Addlestons, one a boy and the other a girl, meet in kindergarten and instantly become best friends, doing everything together. They collect frogs and trade Captain Moonbeam message rings, making up a code that means "Best friends, no matter what." The following summer Alex (the boy) goes to visit his grandma in Chicago, and when he returns, his friend is gone, leaving a note taped to her door explaining that her family has moved to Africa. However, the part of her note that has her new address has blown away, so he spends the next few years honoring his vow to be her best friend by whispering to her and making her presents. In the meantime, she is in Kenya, where she catches a fever and dreams about drinking cool lemonade with her friend. When they are 12, they meet again near their old homes, and endpaper illustrations reveal that they get married and have two children of their own. The text is a bit overwrought for young readers: "She learned to make a soccer ball dance like the memory of a boy her mind could never quite touch." Watercolor and ink illustrations provide lots to look at, with many pages set up like snapshots against a textured ground. Alex and Alex are appealing and expressive, conveying through their faraway looks the thoughts each has of the other. Still, children might just end up wondering why Alex (the girl) never wrote to her best friend, no matter what.—Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library

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