Episode # 36

Big & Little Questions
(According to Wren Jo Byrd)

Julie Bowe

From the author of the successful Friends for Keeps series comes Wren Jo Byrd, a nine-year-old introvert whose life has gone topsy-turvy ever since her dad moved out.
Read More »

Fiction
On Sale Date:
Format:
Pages:
Price:
ISBN:
ISBN-13:
Age/Grade:
Publisher:

 


03/21/17
Hardcover
240
$16.99
0803736932
9780803736931
7 to 9 / 2 to 4
Kathy Dawson Books

 


VIEW CHAT ARCHIVE
 

 

Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd)

It’s the start of a new school year and Wren Jo Byrd is worried that everyone will find out her parents separated over the summer. No one knows the truth, not even her best friend, Amber. When even her new teacher refers to her mom as Mrs. Byrd, Wren decides to keep their divorce a total secret. But something else changed over the summer: A new girl named Marianna moved to town and wants to be Amber’s next bff. And because of her fib, Wren can’t do anything about it. From take-out dinners with Mom to the tiny room she gets at Dad’s new place, nothing is the same for Wren anymore. But while Marianna makes everything harder at first, Wren soon learns that Marianna once had to ask many of the same questions—the big ones, as well as the little ones—that Wren is asking now.

Praise for Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd)

Big & Little Questions is by turns heartbreaking and heartwarming—exactly like real life. Julie Bowe takes on the tough questions about what it means to be honest, to be a good friend, and to be a family, and offers answers that, while not always easy, are always true.”
Linda Urban, author of Weekends with Max and A Crooked Kind of Perfect

“Bowe so masterfully took me inside the head and heart of Wren Jo Byrd that I felt like a ten year old again—and loved every minute.”
Barbara O’Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog

Praise for the Friends for Keeps series

“Preteens will gobble up this girl-friendly depiction of the world of early middle school and its ensuing changes.”
Kirkus My Extra Best Friend

“[T]his engaging presentation portrays the crossroads friends face as they navigate school popularity, classroom crushes, and the various problems on the path to maturity.”
SLJ (My Best Frenemy)

Julie Bowe is a full-time author who knows how to strum a guitar, count to three in Danish (en, to, tre!), and had her first story published in fifth grade when she entered a contest in the local newspaper and won first place! Julie is the author of the Friends for Keeps series and lives in Wisconsin. www.juliebowe.com | Facebook