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“Funny, sad, haunting and original…A tricky, magical delight.” –Kirkus Reviews

The Unforgotten Coat

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Published by Candlewick Press

When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in Julie’s sixth grade class, no one, least of all Julie, knows what to do with them. But when Chingis, the older of the two brothers, proclaims Julie as their “Good Guide” – a nomadic tradition of welcoming strangers to a new land – Julie must somehow navigate them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang, all while trying to win Shocky’s attention and perhaps also an invitation to her friend Mimi’s house. At times funny, this moving and simply told novella tugs at the heart-a unique story of immigration both fierce in its telling and magical in its characters.

Primary ISBN: 9780763657291

Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook
Chapter Book, Age 09 or older

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Setting: United Kingdom_Liverpool____

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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