A Secret Friend

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Scholastic Incorporated, 1987 - Friendship - 111 pages
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Ten-year-old Jessica loses her best friend, and in struggling to win her back finds out some important things about friendship.

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User Review  - fuzzi - LibraryThing

Jessica is 10, and her best friend for the past five years, Wendy, no longer wants to be her friend. Jessica is hurt, and wants to still be friends with Wendy, despite Wendy's open mockery and cruelty ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Wendy is mean, no question about that, but she's fun too, and for five years Jessica has been enclosed in the circle of their friendship. So readers can appreciate her desperation when Wendy fastens ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Marilyn Sachs was born Marilyn Stickle in the Bronx, New York on December 18, 1927. She graduated from Hunter College in 1949 and became a children's librarian trainee at the Brooklyn Public Library. She worked there for a decade while earning her master's of library science degree at Columbia University. She later worked part-time at the San Francisco Public Library before becoming a full-time author for middle grade and young adult readers in 1968. Her first novel, Amy Moves In, was published in 1964. Her other books included Veronica Ganz, The Bears' House, The Fat Girl, A Pocket Full of Seeds, and Lost in America. She was a co-editor with Ann Durell of the anthology The Big Book for Peace, which provided proceeds to peace organizations. She died on December 28, 2016 at the age of 89.

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