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Old Friends (Hardcover)
Paired with colorful and vibrant art by Lenny Wen, Old Friends is an inventive and heartfelt debut picture book that celebrates found family, caregiving, and the value of intergenerational friendships.
Marjorie wants a friend who loves the same things she does: baking shows, knitting, and gardening. Someone like Granny. So with a sprinkle of flour in her hair and a spritz of lavender perfume, Marjorie goes undercover to the local Senior Citizens Group. It all goes well until the Cha-Cha-Cha starts and her cardigan camouflage goes sideways. By being true to herself, Marjorie learns that friends can be of any age if you look in the right places.
About the Author
Margaret Aitken is a Scottish writer for children. As a child, she could often be found outside hoping to stumble upon the characters of Brambly Hedge and Beatrix Potter. After studying medicine at the University of Glasgow, she worked as a doctor in the village of Doune, a filming location for Outlander and Game of Thrones. Along with her husband and three sons, Margaret is currently enjoying life in a New England-style farmhouse in Maine. When she isn’t writing she can mostly be found at the beach, in the garden, or baking something gluten-free. Old Friends is her debut picture book.
Lenny Wen was born and raised in Indonesia. She currently lives in the countryside of Austria with her husband, two stepchildren, and her assistant, a Shiba Inu called Aiki. Since she was a kid, Lenny's loved storytelling and drawing. Books she has illustrated include Better Together! by Amy Robach and Andrew Shue, and Brave Bessie: Queen of the Sky by Roda Ahmed. When she's not illustrating, she may be found staring at trees, reading books, contemplating story ideas, or hugging her dog.