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Red and Lulu, by
Matt Tavares
Red & Lulu
Written and illustrated by Matt Tavares

2017 Junior Library Guild Selection

Available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or an independent bookstore near you.
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Red and

Red and Lulu
on 5th Ave in Manhattan

Red at the
Empire State Building
A Junior
Library Guild Selection

Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song:

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it's just the season for miracles.

From Matt Tavares comes a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real meaning of the holiday season: how important it is to be surrounded by love.


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RED AND LULU. Illustrations copyright 2017 Matt Tavares. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Inc., Somerville, MA.