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Tony Baloney: Pen Pal by [Pam Munoz Ryan, Edwin Fotheringham]

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PreS-Gr 2—It is Pen Pal Month at school and macaroni penguin, Tony Baloney, can't wait to write to his new friend Sam. After exchanging letters, it seems that Sam is a lot like Tony; they both play baseball, ride scooters, and love reading spooky stories. Tony can hardly wait for the class pizza party when they get to meet. When he can't find Sam in the crowd of kids, Tony is initially disappointed that his friend didn't make it. Then he is horrified when he discovers that Sam DID make the party but is indeed a girl. After a pep talk from his teacher, Tony decides to give it a go and lo and behold, Sam is just as awesome as he had hoped. This entry in the series is filled with the familiar characters of bossy Big Sister and Tony's stuffed animal Dandelion. Told in four short chapters, with large illustrations done in primary colors, the book's theme would fit nicely in lessons about having friends that are different than yourself. VERDICT A solid addition to most easy reader collections.—Amy Nolan, St. Joseph Public Library, St. Joseph, MI --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books for young readers. Her celebrated novels, such as Riding Freedom, Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi Léon, Paint the Wind, and The Dreamer, have cumulatively won countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, an Americas Award, and several ALA Notable citations. Pam has also written numerous picture books, including Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Pam lives near San Diego with her family. You can visit her at

Edwin Fotheringham has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including Barbara Kerley's WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?; THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (ACCORDING TO SUSY); THOSE REBELS, JOHN & TOM; and A HOME FOR MR. EMERSON; as well as Shana Corey's MERMAID QUEEN and Pam Muñoz Ryan's TONY BALONEY. Fotheringham lives in Seattle, Washington. You can visit him online at
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00Q5LJEH8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Inc.; 1st edition (June 30, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 30, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 27590 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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