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Andrew Henry's Meadow

Andrew Henry's Meadow

by Doris Burn
Publisher: Philomel Books
Hardcover, 48 pages
Current Retail Price: $16.99

Andrew Henry has two younger brothers, who are always together, and two older sisters, who are always together. But Andrew Henry is in the middle--and he's always with himself. He doesn't mind this very much, because he's an inventor. But when Andrew Henry's family doesn't appreciate him or his inventions, he decides it's time to run away. Many children in the neighborhood feel the same way and follow him to his meadow, where he builds each of his friends a unique house of their very own. But in town the families miss their children and do everything they can to find them. And the kids realize that it feels a little lonely out in the meadow without their parents.

Just as relevant today as it was in 1967, this is a heart-warming story about children who want to feel special and appreciated for who they are. With a new jacket and expanded trim size, Andrew Henry is ready to enchant the next generation of kids.

 

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Summary: Andrew Henry likes to invent things, but he isn't appreciated at home, so he runs away to his meadow and builds a house. Amazing illustrations!

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Joel C, 8/31/2016
This is a good book about building. And an exciting one. It’s one of the best books ever. It’s worth reading. I’ve read it more times than I can keep track of.
  Andrew Henry's Meadow
Georgia E. of Hillsboro, 7/25/2016
My favorite part of the story is when Andrew goes missing, because it's scary. I like that they find everyone in the end.