Even sisters can be friends. A visit with Laura McGee Kvasnosky:
Kvasnosky describes Zelda and Ivy (Candlewick, 1998) as a “gift book. I sat down and their it was, almost exactly as it was published!” Zelda is the bossy controlling sister, and Ivy, the eager-to-please little sister. Their rivalries and loving moments are taken directly from Kvasnosky’s childhood. Kvasnosky even dedicates the book to her siblings: “To my sisters Susan, Nan, and Kate, and my brother, Tim with love from the favorite.” Although Zelda and Ivy began as composites of the people in Kvasnosky’s life, they take on a life of their own in Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door (Candlewick, 1999) and Zelda and Ivy One Christmas (Candlewick, 2000). “Sometimes I hear something and I know that’s exactly what one of them would say.” [Read the rest of my profile with Laura.]
Picture Book Month Theme: Friendship
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