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Nagda, Ann.
New York : Holiday House, 2000.
IL 3-6, RL 4.2
ISBN 0823414957
Dear Sameera,
      Make believe is fun! Pretend there is a mouse in your desk. Pretend Jenny is part of a fourth grade pen pal project, writing letters to a second grader pretending to be a mouse.  This should be fun. But, while the rest of the class receives adorable replies from their little pen pal partners, the responses from Jenny’s partner, Sameera, are sloppy and illegible.  Read Dear Whiskers to find out how Jenny grows while she helps her new friend learn valuable life skills.  (Jean Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        Letters -- Fiction.
                        English language -- Fiction.
                        Immigrants -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.


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