Title: Pen Pal Gals: Friends Forever | Author: Julie Thiessen | Illustrator: Vanessa Alexandre and Julie Thiessen | Genre: Chapter Book (Fiction) | Publisher: Mascot | Publication Date: February 1, 2022
Book Description: Meet Reese and Addie―two girls, one great friendship. It’s summer break! Reese is on her way to vacation at Camp Lake Shore with her family. When Reese meets a new friend, Addie, the two immediately connect and form a lasting friendship. Swimming, boating, laughing, and soaking up the sun are just a few highlights of their summer vacation. The girls become best friends. When their vacation comes to an end, Reese realizes she may never see Addie again. Determined to stay in touch forever, can Reese and Addie find a way to continue their friendship and share their adventures?
My Thoughts: As a huge fan of the lost art of letter writing, I was thrilled to read Pen Pal Gals: Friends Forever — a story about building a friendship from afar through letters.
When two young girls become fast friends at their favorite summer camp, they must figure out a way to stay in touch when their vacations come to an end. With sweet enthusiasm and a budding friendship, the girls create a bond through becoming pen pals and sharing their adventures and lives with each other until they can meet again.
The short, simple text interspersed with colourful illustrations is engaging for young readers moving on from picture books. It’s especially lovely to see the decorated writing pages at the end of the book and Pen Pal Gal stationery sets are available to create a darling gift pack for children.
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