Make-Believe Twins • A Best Friends Story

by J.D. Newman

Sometimes Best Friends Don’t Always Agree

This novella for younger readers features a first grade boy and girl growing up in Utah in 1972 who share a common birthday and a love of puppetry and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Glenn is the fastest runner and the fastest reader in the first grade, until the new girl, Janet, bests him at both. When the only person who could be your twin is the new girl in school, that’s difficult for Glenn — because the guys will never let her play on their team! When Janet’s family survives a house fire, Glenn discovers that, in times of need, a rival can become an ally. Glenn and Janet watch Mr. Rogers, make puppets together, and create their own Neighborhood of Make-Believe. But when they argue about their religions, can these “make-believe twins” remain friends if they each insist they’re right? Set during the Space Race of the early 1970s, Make Believe Twins tells a story of how friendly competitors can sometimes become real friends, growing up through friendship, and finding loyalty. This can be a real message of hope for children in today’s society, as they see little but division from the adults all around them, as they discover, in true child like fashion, that we are much closer together than we are far apart. ISBN: 978-1080818068

An Early Grades Reader

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  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Leicester Bay Books / Zion BookWorks (2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: TBA
  • ISBN-13: 978-1080818068
  • 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces
  • BISAC: Juvenile Fiction > General
    Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure > General
  • LIST PRICE: $8.99


  • File Size: 4774 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Leicester Bay Books / Zion BookWorks; 1 edition (August 25, 2019)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
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