The girls / Lauren Ace ; Jenny Løvlie.

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    • Publication Information:
      First North American edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: As little girls, Lottie, Leela, Sasha, and Alice share friendship and support in the shade of an apple tree, which last even after they grow to be adults.
    • Notes:
      Publication date taken from publisher's website.
      Originally published: United Kingdom : Caterpillar Books, 2018.
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    • ABNT:
      ACE, L.; LØVLIE, J. The girls. [s. l.]: Rodale Kids, 2019. ISBN 9781984896513. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ace L, Løvlie J. The Girls. Rodale Kids; 2019. Accessed January 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ace, L., & Løvlie, J. (2019). The girls. Rodale Kids. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ace, Lauren, and Jenny Løvlie. 2019. The Girls. Rodale Kids.
    • Harvard:
      Ace, L. and Løvlie, J. (2019) The girls. Rodale Kids. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ace, L & Løvlie, J 2019, The girls, Rodale Kids, viewed 27 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ace, Lauren, and Jenny Løvlie. The Girls. Rodale Kids, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ace, Lauren, and Jenny Løvlie. The Girls. Rodale Kids, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ace L, Løvlie J. The girls [Internet]. Rodale Kids; 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 27]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

An apple tree is the connecting image that runs through the story of four girls who become lifelong friends. Fair-skinned, red-headed Lottie, the adventurer, finds the tree first. Leela, who appears to be South Asian based on her later wedding attire, declares that the tree must be their secret meeting place. Sasha, with brown skin and dark curly hair, is always first on the scene when someone is hurt. Lastly there is blonde Alice, the born performer. The girls, all quite different, share their "secrets, dreams, worries, and schemes" beneath the tree. The soft, warm illustrations provide a panorama of their growth, through successes, challenges, and disagreements, but always their friendship is a constant. The four find love, experience loss, and build adult accomplishments with jobs and families. They participate in a Pride parade, showing support for one of the girls and her partner. While the book goes beyond the bounds of children's direct experience, its "girl power" message presents a reassuring view that friendships can grow, change, and shelter, just like the group's favorite tree. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.