Tree. Table. Book. (Hardcover)

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“Two best friends are both named Sophie — one is eleven, the other is eighty-eight. Elder Sophie is in the beginning stage of dementia, and younger Sophie is determined to rescue her friend. A touching story that grapples with difficult subjects masterfully.”
— Reilly Hadden, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT


From two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry comes this warm and resonant story of an unlikely friendship, which unfolds as a revelation on how we hold on to—and pass on—what matters most.

Everyone knows the two Sophies are best friends. One is in elementary school, and one is . . . well . . . in a little trouble of late. She’s elderly, sure, but she’s always been on her game, the best friend any girl struggling to fit in could ever have. The Sophies drink tea, have strong opinions about pretty much everything, and love each other dearly. Now it seems the elder Sophie is having memory problems, burning teakettles, and forgetting just about everything. It looks like her son is going to come and get her and steal her away forever. Young Sophie isn’t having that. Not one bit. So she sets out to help elder Sophie’s memory, with the aid of her neighborhood friends Ralphie and Oliver. But when she opens the floodgates of elder Sophie’s memories, she winds up listening to stories that will illustrate just how much there is to know about her dear friend, stories of war, hunger, cruelty, and ultimately love.

About the Author

Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver.

Praise For…

[T]his intergenerational-friendship tale [is] an appealing choice for middle-graders. — Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063299504
ISBN-10: 006329950X
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English