Lenny & Lucy

Lenny & Lucy

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Peter and his father are moving to a new house beyond the dark unfriendly woods. When they arrive at their new home, Peter wants to turn back. Fortunately, he has Harold for company, but Harold is just a dog and can't help Peter. Scared of the things hidden in the woods, Peter makes a tall pile of pillows. He stiches and sews. He pushes and pulls. And when he is done, he has Lenny, Guardian of the Bridge, to protect him and Harold.

Lenny is a good guard but Peter worries that Lenny will get lonely out by the woods all by himself, so he makes Lucy, who is a good friend. Together, Lenny, Lucy, Peter, and Harold discover that this new place isn't so scary after all.

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Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781596439320
Branch Call Number: JP Stead
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Stead, Erin E. - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Lenny and Lucy

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There are unknown dangers lurking in the woods outside, and Peter and his dog Harold are too scared to sleep.


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kimrae Jan 27, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this picture book and was pleasantly surprised by the ending.

ChristchurchKids Nov 23, 2015

"I think this is a terrible idea," declares Peter, who is uneasy about his family's new house. Convinced the nearby woods are filled with dark and ominous things, Peter uses cushions, leaves, and string to build two guardians: Lenny and Lucy. Their squishy patchwork presence comforts Peter, and soon they're joined by Millie, the neighbor girl who shares not only her binoculars, but also her belief that watching the woods can be fun instead of scary. Picture books newsletter November 2015

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