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Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures

Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures

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Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures

Authors: Author: Tricia Springstubb &
Illustrator: Elaheh Taherian
Narrator: Suehyla El-Attar


Khalil lives in the upstairs apartment with his family, which is big and busy and noisy. Downstairs lives Mr. Hagerty, who is quiet. Khalil and Mr. Hagerty don’t appear to have a lot in common, but hot summer days have a way of bringing people together. As Khalil looks for buried treasure in the yard, Mr. Hagerty tends to his garden. Both help each other navigate language — whether it be learning new words or remembering those seemingly forgotten. Before long, an unlikely friendship is born, full of treasure, thoughtfulness, and chocolate cake. Through wellcultivated details and vibrant cutpaper collage, author Tricia Springstubb and illustrator Elaheh Taherian nurture a hearttugging tribute to the love of good neighbors and to the strength of intergenerational and intercultural bonds. A sweet friendship spanning age and culture blooms in a shared backyard.

Product Details

  • ISBN 9781952183270
  • Publisher Candlewick Press
  • Imprint
  • Publication Date 2020-05-26
  • Language English Language
  • Genre Fiction
  • Age Range5-8
  • Grade LevelK-3
  • Lexile Level
  • ATOS Level 2.3
  • Awards Starred Review
  • Recording Length
  • Audio Book PublisherVOX Publishing

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