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Monti and Leo. A newcomer in Pocketville / Sylvie Kantorovitz.

Kantorovitz, Sylvie, (author,, illustrator.). Candlewick Press, (publisher.).

Pocketville is a small town, set in its ways, and the arrival of a stranger causes a stir. Monti the mole is stunned one morning to find Leo the lizard hogging his special reading rock. When Monti visits the bakery and the library, he learns that the last cinnamon roll has been purchased, and the book he was waiting for has been checked out. What's a fastidious mole to do? When Monti confronts Leo, the newcomer turns out to be agreeable in the extreme, and friendship is a given. Now to convince the town's cantankerous baker, Ms. Sheep, to stop turning everyone against Leo. Together, Monti and Leo hatch a plot that will have Ms. Sheep singing Leo's praises in no time. This reassuring tale of friendship against the odds from the creator of the graphic memoir Sylvie draws on the author's experiences as an immigrant and will appeal to anyone who has struggled to fit in in a new place.

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  • ISBN: 9781536222777
  • ISBN: 1536222771
  • Physical Description: 70 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books, 2024.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Monti's rock -- Bread, birds, and buddies -- Leo has an idea! -- Pocketville has talent -- Epilogue.
Target Audience Note:
7-9 years.
Grades 2-4.
Subject: Small cities > Juvenile fiction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Moles (Animals) > Juvenile fiction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Lizards > Juvenile fiction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Funny animal comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity J 741.5 KAN 2024 (Text) 31001101925759 Juvenile Non Fiction Available -

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