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Cuando la amistad me acompañó a casa
Cuando la amistad me acompañó a casa

Cuando la amistad me acompañó a casa


256 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9789876096607

Rights: WOR

Del Nuevo Extremo (Oct 2017)

Price: $17.95


Ben Coffin is a twelve-year-old trying to overcome bullying at school. He prefers to spend his free time reading sci-fi at the library, where he comes across an abandoned puppy. Thanks to him, Ben meets Halley, a fellow book-lover. She convinces him to write a novel with her but as the story unfolds, Ben's life begins to unravel and he must learn the truth about friendship and the meaning of home. Paul Griffin's middle-grade debut will warm your heart as much as it breaks it.


"[T]his bittersweet, well-paced book…left me with faith that people can feel discarded, as though everything they love will be taken from them, and still end up whole, if they are touched by love of friendship." — The New York Times Book Review, on the English-language edition

"Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on the English-language edition

"As in his young adult books, Griffin (Adrift) handles hard topics with penetrating insight and honesty, while balancing painful moments (and there are many) with levity." — Publishers Weekly, starred review, on the English- language edition

"As funny and heartwarming as it is gut-punching...thoroughly engaging." —Shelf Awareness, starred review, on the English-language edition

"If you have middle schoolers who are too young to fully grasp John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and love dogs, give them this sweet tearjerker." — School Library Journal, on the English-language edition

"This is a multi-tissue read...Griffin's characters are unique and charmingly multidimensional. Readerslooking for a deep read will take to this story as quickly as Flip takes to Ben." — Booklist, on the English-language edition

"Full of pace and laughter, bruises and heart. Paul Griffin is the sort of writer you're torn between telling the whole world about and keeping all to yourself."—Markus Zusak, author of Printz Honor Winner The Book Thief, on the English-language edition

"Friendship' is an absolutely beautiful, heart-expanding book.  I cried, but more than that I felt this giant balloon of love for everyone.  This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life's biggest magic. It'll make you want to grab hold of everyone important to you and lick them on the nose." —Rebecca Stead, author of Newbery Award winner When You Reach Me, on the English-language edition

Author Biography

Paul Griffin studied film at Dartmouth College and today works with organizations that help adolescents. He is also the author of Burning Blue, Adrift, Ten Mile River, The Orange Houses, and Stay with Me. He lives in Manhattan, NY.