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Ramona + Sparrowboy = BFF

Who else imagines that these two would be friends?

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And maybe with him?

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And her!

What other characters do you imagine as BFFs in Children’s Lit Land?

Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and a BA from Oberlin College.



  1. I’m loving the big sister, Lily, in Karen English’s It All Comes Down to This. She and Beezus would have a LOT to bond over.

  2. Elissa Gershowitz Elissa Gershowitz says:

    Max, Alexander, and No, David!: Any babysitter’s nightmare.

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