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A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You

Title: A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You
Genre: Children's
Author and Illustrator : Joan Walsh Anglund (1926-)
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World Inc., New York, New York
Year: 1958
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover, small-format with dust jacket
Provenance: Ball-point pen inscription on first page: "To Laura — From 'Someone who likes her!' Carol & Nancy, Christmas 1968"
Random Passage: "The wind can be a friend, too. It sings soft songs to you at night when you are sleepy and feeling lonely."
Notes: Anglund, a young author-illustrator from Illinois, became famous for the round-eyed cherubic kids pictured throughout the pages of A Friend. From the dust jacket: "After moving to a new home, Mrs. Anglund watched her own small daughter's adjustment, and from that experience came her first book."

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