On one rainy afternoon, on a crowded New York City street corner, eleven-year-old Maurice met Laura. Maurice asked Laura for spare change because he was hungry, and something made Laura stop and ask Maurice if she could take him to lunch. Maurice and Laura went to lunch together, and also bought ice cream cones and played video games. It was the beginning of an unlikely and magical friendship that changed both of their lives forever.
2020-2021 Lamplighter Award
Reading Level: 5.2
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Copyright May 7, 2019
ISBN# 978-1534437272 (HB)