Amy & Louis

Amy Louis The U S debut of an incredible new illustrator introduces two everyday friends whose closeness endures no matter how far apart they are If I call Amy really loudly she ll hear me won t she Louie ask

  • Title: Amy & Louis
  • Author: Libby Gleeson Freya Blackwood
  • ISBN: 9781865049359
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The U.S debut of an incredible new illustrator introduces two everyday friends whose closeness endures no matter how far apart they are If I call Amy really loudly, she ll hear me, won t she Louie asked his mom His mom shook her head Amy is half a world away Amy and Louie are the best of friends They build towers as high as the sky, they look for magical creatureThe U.S debut of an incredible new illustrator introduces two everyday friends whose closeness endures no matter how far apart they are If I call Amy really loudly, she ll hear me, won t she Louie asked his mom His mom shook her head Amy is half a world away Amy and Louie are the best of friends They build towers as high as the sky, they look for magical creatures in clouds, and they always greet one another with their special call Coo ee But when Amy s family moves far across the ocean, the color drains out of their lives until Louie finds a way to restore their special bond A perfect book for any friends separated by a move, this is the unforgettable story of a friendship lost and found.

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    About "Libby Gleeson Freya Blackwood"

    1. Libby Gleeson Freya Blackwood

      I was born in Young, a small town in south western NSW in 1950 After a few years we moved to Glen Innes, on the northern tablelands and then when I was ten we moved out west to Dubbo We moved because my father was a schoolteacher and each change meant a promotion for him.There were six children in the family I was number three and there wasn t a lot of money We didn t have television and of course there was no such thing as a computer.Books and reading were hugely important I remember going to the library on a Saturday morning and borrowing five or six books and reading them all by Sunday night.When I finished High School I studied at the University of Sydney I had a great time studying mainly history but also getting involved in lots of things happening at the University and the city It was the time of the anti Vietnam war protests and the rise of the Women s Movement.I taught for two years in a small town, Picton, which is just outside of Sydney I really enjoyed that time but I wanted to travel and in 1976 I headed off for five years I based myself first in Italy where I taught English and then in London where I started writing my first novel, Eleanor, Elizabeth I attended a creative writing group where the other students pushed me to write a better book In London I also met my husband We came back to Sydney in 1980 We ve got three daughters When we first came back I taught at the University of NSW but now I write full time I ve written thirty books and I ve also taught occasional courses in creative writing and I ve visited lots of schools to talk about my work.I write picture books, novels for young kids and also novels for slightly older readers I ve done a book about writing and also a small amount of writing for television Bananas in Pyjamas and Magic Mountain.The writer s life is pretty good It s a job where you work for yourself, in your daggy track suit, at times that suit you What could you ask for from libbygleeson biogra

    780 thoughts on “Amy & Louis ”

    1. Ah, this is a lovely story with lovely illustrations. Both story and pictures are so evocative of children’s play and children’s friendships, and also of feelings of loss, connection, and creative ways of coping too. It’s a perfect read aloud book. Highly recommended, particularly to children who are about to move or have moved and miss their friends or for children who’ve had or are about to have a friend move. I did check the publication date (2006) not only because this book has a sor [...]


    2. Grades K-3Half A World Away, by Libby Gleeson and illustrated by Freya Blackwood, is a story about an unbreakable bond between two friends. Amy and Louie were always together but when they weren't, and sometimes only as far as the other side of the room, they had a special call they would do to bring the other one near. One day Amy moves "half a world away" and Louie is lost without his friend. His heart is heavy and he is lonely. What he doesn't know is that Amy is feeling the same way on the o [...]


    3. At the library today, we picked out a couple of books about moving just by chance, but I'm glad that we are starting to discuss this topic since we'll be moving ourselves in less than a year. This is a good story about close friends who are separated by half the world - far too common for military families. The two friends still find a way to stay close, which is a glimmer of hope to young children in the same situation. Gorgeous illustrations really capture the emotion of the tale. It's a great [...]


    4. A lovely book about a friendship challenged by distance. Freya Blackwood does a fantastic job of the illustrations, using colour to highlight the emotions of the kids.While is was lovely it didn't have the 'goose-bumping' effect the back-cover-blurb promised.Surely a better way to rebuild their special bond wouldn't be to coo-ee to each other's dreams - but to pick up the phone, or email, or message them on Facebook, or follow each other's every move on Twitter


    5. I absolutely LOVED this book. Amy and Louise are best friends who create magical worlds together and keep in contact with a special call – ‘Coo-ee, Lou-ee’, ‘Coo-ee Am-ee’. Then Amy and her family move away, to the other side of the world, and the colour seeps out of Louis and Amy’s lives. Until, that is, Louise finds a way to use the special call to call Amy.Amy and Louis is told beautifully in two ways. There’s the rhythmical, repeating language which shows the reader the special [...]


    6. Amy and Louie are not only neighbors, they are the best of friends. Sometimes Louie climbs through the hole in the fence to visit Amy, and sometimes Amy climbs through the hole in the fence to visit Louie, but no matter where they are, they always have a lot of fun. Together they build “towers as high as the sky” and dig “holes deep enough to bury bears.” They dress up in costumes made from capes, rain boots, and the less ordinary, flippers, colanders and Kleenex boxes. They even have a [...]


    7. Two everyday friends whose closeness endures no matter how far apart they are. "If I call Amy really loudly, she'll hear me, won't she?" Louie asked his mom. His mom shook her head. "Amy is half a world away." Amy and Louie are the best of friends. They build towers as high as the sky, they look for magical creatures in clouds, and they always greet one another with their special call: "Coo-ee!" But when Amy's family moves far across the ocean, the color drains out of their lives---until Louie f [...]


    8. I chose to read this book for one of the picture books published in 2006. It is a very sweet story about two best friends who live half a world away from each other after one of them has had to move. They have a special call they would use together and even though they are far apart, they can see each other in their dreams at night.I really like this story. It had great illustrations that were fun and creative. I really liked that the pictures changed from color to black and white when Amy's fam [...]


    9. I do love the look and feel of Freya Blackwood's illustrations. Cute style. She captures the simplicity of suburban living, possibly a bit more the suburban living of my childhood, rather than now. I've always liked finding the shapes in clouds. The story is simple too. Amy and Louis are neighbours, who play with each other daily, until Amy moves away, to a nameless city on the other side of the world, that looks rather like New York. Amy and Louis miss each other, and seem to be too young to ha [...]


    10. This is a very sweet book about two best friends named Louie and Amy. They did everything together. One-day Amy’s family moves half way around the world and both the kids become so sad. But one day Louie missed Amy so much that he cried out for her as loud as he could. By the next day Amy woke up with a dream that Louie called for her and while she is getting her day started Louie is at home sleep, smiling, thinking that Amy heard him. This would be a wonderful story to tell because it shows f [...]


    11. BFF truly what this book is about. Best Friends Forever! What happens when your very best friend in the world moves half way around the world. Will yelling their name really loud work? When you are asleep, it is morning therewhat can you do.well you have to read itce sweet twist at the end!


    12. Summary:Amy and Louie are best friends and do everything together. Amy moves across the world and they miss each other. Louie calls Amy with their special call, and Amy has a dream about it.Reflection:Illustrations are perfect and set the mood for the book. Great story line. This will be a perfect book for children to relate to.Themes:moving, penpals, friends


    13. A beautiful book, a story of childhood friendship, my son loves this book and has me read it over and over again. We also have family far away, which helps to put the book into perspective. Beautifully illustrated.


    14. Liked it but wanted more of a resolution. As it is, it's pretty sad!I think I liked a little better.


    15. I was so charmed by Freya Blackwood's illustrations in "Maudie and Bear" I was eager to see other things she has done. I liked this story much better and the art on some pages is just breathtaking. I'm a fan!


    16. Amy and Louie have a special call (Coo-ee!)but when Amy moves "half a world away' (probably the U.S.) that no longer seems effective. This is a gentle story about friendship and loss, beautifully illustrated by Freya Blackwood.




    17. This is a dear, dear book about friendship and living apart and wanting to call across the world to someone.



    18. Best friends torn apart find a way of coping and remembering one another. Sweet one but my son really didn't "get" it



    19. Sweet story about young friends who are separated by a continent, but keep a connection. Nice illustrations.


    20. 'Coo-ee, Lou-ee. An utterly charming and disarming exploration of childhood friendship, the simplicity of play, and a bond that can cross borders. Beautiful illustrations too.



    21. Sometimes the simplest stories are the best. But the simplest stories about friendship, the type that give you goosebumps, and make you weepy, are really the best. Like this book.





    22. So sweet. I liked that it had a little girl and a little boy being close friends. I probably liked that because I had a similar experience as a child. The pictures were beautiful.


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