Stewart's Best Pen by Stephen W. Martin

Stewart's Best Pen

Boy meets pen in this funny, concise, and touching picture book about maintaining friendship across great distances.Stewart may be a boy, and Craig may be a pen, but they are definitely best friends. The kind of friends who do everything together, who rely on each other, and who feel lost without each other . . . which is why it’s a catastrophe when Craig disappears! How can Stewart be a best friend if his best buddy is missing? The answer is ...

Details Stewart's Best Pen

TitleStewart's Best Pen
Release DateDec 11th, 2018
PublisherClarion Books
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Language, Writing, Fiction

Reviews Stewart's Best Pen

  • Anthony
    Stewart and Craig are best friends. Stewart found Craig one summer at Camp Aye-Wanah-Go-Hom. They do a lot together, and enjoy each other's company. One day Craig is missing, and Stewart receives a letter from Craig from Japan. From this point they share their lives at a distance through letters to each other.
  • Lola Martin
    Just bought this book for my daughter and she LOVES it!! Good news is - that I actually love it too!! (Thankfully since I'm having to read it over and over, haha). The writing is clever and the story has a great message about friendship, loss and new beginnings that's important for any kid. Highly recommended!
  • Frances Hotchkiss
    A fun story of true friendship and pen pals and discovering new friends if we have an open mind. This would make a great choice for a letter writing unit or to read to a class before beginning a pen pal club.
  • Amy
    Cute story but had some weird inconsistencies in the his pen that keeps changing size. (On purpose? I don't know!) And I didn't love the ending.
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  • Amanda
    A way to introduce pen pals to kids.
  • Elisabeth
    Was this whole story written for the punchline of "Pen Pals"? ;)
  • Edward Sullivan
    Clever, fun take on the long-distance friendship story.
  • Syntha Green
    Delightful story of friendship
  • Kelly
    I love children's book that are written in such a way that the silliness can be understood by the child. This is one of those books. Definitely worth the read.
  • Liz
    Friendship story for long-distance friends.
  • Jessie Bond
    I respect the hell out of a picture book author who creates an entire conceit and story just to end on a single, spectacular pun.
  • Claire Peterson
    I'm a teacher and this is a GREAT book to teach a lesson on letter-writing and pen pals. Not to mention it made all the kids laugh. It was a hit!
  • Steph
    Pen pals!
  • Karen
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