Oscar Seeks a Friend

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What if you could turn the world the other way around and take a peek at what’s on the other side?

Perhaps if you did, you would find something you never expected. Such as friendship. When Oscar meets a lonely little girl, it’s the start of an adventure for both of them. Together they make an unusual journey to two very different worlds, each beautiful and necessary. And it all begins when the little girl’s tooth falls out…

Translated from Polish by award-winning translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

“Color and composition combine to beautifully express friendship and the wonders of the world”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

“A delightfully unique and heartwarming story about friendship”—School Library Journal

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2020-06-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV058000, JUV068000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 10.5
Lexile 530
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 503378
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Teaching Guides

Author, Illustrator: Paweł Pawlak

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland, Paweł Pawlak is an award-winning children's book illustrator. He has illustrated more than 80 books and won international acclaim for his work.

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Lantana Global Picture Books

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School Library Journal Online

“This is a delightfully unique and heartwarming story about friendship that is excellent for any library serving young children.”—School Library Journal

School Library Journal

“. . . [A] delightfully unique and heartwarming story about friendship . . .”—School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Pawlak’s paper collage characters fairly jump from the page, with expressive, engaging eyes and details worth returning to.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Color and composition combine to beautifully express friendship and the wonders of the world.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews