A Friend is Someone who Likes You

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Harcourt, Brace & World, 1958 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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For half a century, Joan Walsh Anglund has been creating books that touch the hearts of children and adults worldwide. A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You was the book that launched her illustrious career, and to this day it remains a favorite gift between friends of any age. With a lovely new jacket and its original intimate trim size, Joan Walsh Anglund’s classic remains the perfect token—on a holiday, a birthday, or just a hard day—to share your love with a friend.


A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You has sold more than four million copies worldwide in more than fourteen languages.
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First published in 1958

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Review: A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You

User Review  - Emily Ruth - Goodreads

Completely adorable! This book is not sappy, just touches your heart and makes you remember what a blessed feeling it is to have friends and be a friend. The illustrations are super cute also. Read full review

Review: A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You

User Review  - Ktmattison - Goodreads

This book got me through a lot of hard times as a child. Whenever my "friends" were being jerks to me, or I had to deal with bullies I would pull this out and it would help cheer me up. Simple, and yet so effective and true. Read full review

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About the author (1958)

JOAN WALSH ANGLUND is the author and illustrator of more than 120 books for children that have sold more than 50 million copies throughout the world. She lives in Bethlehem, Connecticut.

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