Holt's Friends Series

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The Holt's Friends series by Brigitte Gutsche is family fare: a wholesome set of books about four youngsters, their friendships, their motivations, and their family relationships. It covers a four-year period from the time Benjamin, Kevin, Ashley, and Sue-Ellen are ten to fourteen years old. The novels look at the world from their point of view as they interact with their reality and the adults who influence it. As in real life, different facets of the characters' personalities are exposed as life's situations bring out different qualities in them.

The books have plenty of age-appropriate action, both emotional and physical, and yet they never lose sight of the importance of communication and of family. The series delicately handles the story of Benjamin's widowed mother, as well as Kevin's experiences with a change in the parent-child relationship. The tone of the books is positive, emphasizing maturing youngsters dealing with change. 

The Holt's Friends series by Brigitte Gutsche is family fare: a wholesome set of books about four youngsters, their friendships, their motivations, and their family relationships. It covers a four-year period from the time Benjamin, Kevin, Ashley, and Sue-Ellen are ten to fourteen years old. The novels look at the world from their point of view as they interact with their reality and the adults who influence it. As in real life, different facets of the characters' personalities are exposed as life's situations bring out different qualities in them.

The books have plenty of age-appropriate action, both emotional and physical, and yet they never lose sight of the importance of communication and of family. The series delicately handles the story of Benjamin's widowed mother, as well as Kevin's experiences with a change in the parent-child relationship. The tone of the books is positive, emphasizing maturing youngsters dealing with change. 

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Skippy

Author: Gutsche, Brigitte

Subjects: Values; Family Relationships; Friendship; Growing Up

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 4, 5, 6

Order code: 5140

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 5140S

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Benjamin is the new boy in town and in his fourth-grade class. He is small for his age and shy, and he thinks of himself as a coward. He has lost his only friend, a parrot named Skippy. Attempting to find the bird, he ventures into the woods and is roughed up by a group of older boys for his pocket change. Screeching and pecking, Skippy comes to his rescue. Kevin, also ten years old and the class trouble-maker, is a born leader who is admired by all the students, and he befriends Ben.

Benjamin is the new boy in town and in his fourth-grade class. He is small for his age and shy, and he thinks of himself as a coward. He has lost his only friend, a parrot named Skippy. Attempting to find the bird, he ventures into the woods and is roughed up by a group of older boys for his pocket change. Screeching and pecking, Skippy comes to his rescue. Kevin, also ten years old and the class trouble-maker, is a born leader who is admired by all the students, and he befriends Ben.

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To Be a Friend

Author: Gutsche, Brigitte

Subjects: Values; Family Relationships; Friendship; Growing Up

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 4, 5, 6

Order code: 5159

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 5159S

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It is winter. The friends are now eleven years old. Kevin's kidding around has cracked the ice on a frozen pond, and he has fallen in. Benjamin, always thinking of himself as a coward, afraid of the water and staying safely at the perimeter of danger, now has to push himself to save his friend's life.

It is winter. The friends are now eleven years old. Kevin's kidding around has cracked the ice on a frozen pond, and he has fallen in. Benjamin, always thinking of himself as a coward, afraid of the water and staying safely at the perimeter of danger, now has to push himself to save his friend's life.

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The House on Oak Tree Lane

Author: Gutsche, Brigitte

Subjects: Values; Family Relationships; Friendship; Growing Up

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 4, 5, 6

Order code: 5167

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 5167S

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Pretty and athletic Ashley enters into the friendship equation of Kevin and Benjamin. The members of the group are now twelve years old. Summertime fun in a cave with sinkholes turns into a disaster when Ashley falls into one. Benjamin and Kevin must work together to save her.

Pretty and athletic Ashley enters into the friendship equation of Kevin and Benjamin. The members of the group are now twelve years old. Summertime fun in a cave with sinkholes turns into a disaster when Ashley falls into one. Benjamin and Kevin must work together to save her.

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Ashley's Secret

Author: Gutsche, Brigitte

Subjects: Values; Family Relationships; Friendship; Growing Up

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 4, 5, 6

ISBN: 088092-5175

Order code: 5175

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 5175S

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New friend Sue Ellen's sweetness and smiles may have warmed the hearts of Kevin and Benjamin, but Ashley has gone as cold as stone toward her. Over a boy! Can the friendship of the four survive the monster of jealousy?

New friend Sue Ellen's sweetness and smiles may have warmed the hearts of Kevin and Benjamin, but Ashley has gone as cold as stone toward her. Over a boy! Can the friendship of the four survive the monster of jealousy?

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Stardust and Moonbeams

Author: Gutsche, Brigitte

Subjects: Values; Family Relationships; Friendship; Growing Up

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 4, 5, 6

ISBN: 088092-5183

Order code: 5183

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 5183S

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For Sue Ellen, a summer filled with excitement begins with a storm of guilty tears and ends with rediscovering the trust and love of her family and friends.

For Sue Ellen, a summer filled with excitement begins with a storm of guilty tears and ends with rediscovering the trust and love of her family and friends.

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The Intruder

Author: Gutsche, Brigitte

Subjects: Values; Family Relationships; Friendship; Growing Up

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 4, 5, 6

ISBN: 978-0-88092-904-2

Order code: 9042

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

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Benjamin finds a mysterious stranger who is Ashley’s double. The members of the Four-Leaf Clover Club have to cope with disturbing family histories and a near-disastrous fire, but through it all they discover the true meaning of friendship.

Benjamin finds a mysterious stranger who is Ashley’s double. The members of the Four-Leaf Clover Club have to cope with disturbing family histories and a near-disastrous fire, but through it all they discover the true meaning of friendship.

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Set of All Six Books in the Holt's Friends Series

Author: Gutsche, Brigitte

Subjects: Values; Family Relationships; Friendship; Growing Up

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 4, 5, 6

Order code: 5140T

Price: $45.00

Save $15 by ordering the full set of six Holt's Friends books for $45.

Save $15 by ordering the full set of six Holt's Friends books for $45.

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