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Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship

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Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship

It takes a firm apple to stand up to bullies.

When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other’s sentences. But apples aren’t supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called “rotten” and “bad apple.” At first, Mac doesn’t know what to do—it’s never easy standing up to bullies–but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he’d rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.

“Charming . . . Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks?”—The New York Times  

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Praise for Bad Apple

“Charming . . . Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks?”—The New York Times

“The story works very nicely as a gentle celebration of friendship.”—Publishers Weekly

“Hemingway’s story of friendship against the odds is sweet.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Hemingway’s oil illustrations are rich with autumn colors, and clever bits of action and humor conjure up a world children will want to return to. Meanwhile, the message about peer pressure comes through subtly but strongly.”—Booklist

“The story works very nicely as a gentle celebration of friendship.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“Hemingway’s story of friendship against the odds is sweet.” — Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Edward Hemingway (www.edwardhemingway.com) lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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