For graduates of Junie B. Jones, the third novel in the Meena Zee series follows lovable Meena as she tries to keep her best friend, Sofía, from moving away.
Everything is going Meena’s way. Her seizures are under control, she’s started the Finders Keepers Club, and she’s trying hard to be a better friend. So when Sofía’s cat, Oriol, goes missing, Meena is the first to help her look.
But when Meena learns Sofía’s family might be moving far away, everything starts to fall apart. Worst of all, Sofía seems more worried about finding her cat than leaving Meena behind!
With a little help from her trash collection, Meena sets out to locate Oriol and keep Sofía close. But what if being a good friend means losing what she loves most?
At Meena’s age, Karla Manternach was a smudgy kid in tube socks. She once stopped an entire parade by running in front of a fire truck for candy. Karla liked every subject in school but always loved writing best of all. Today, she is a freelance writer who creates books for young readers. Karla lives with her family in small-town Wisconsin. Her favorite color is orange.
Mina Price is an American illustrator and designer. She has a particular affinity for character design and lifestyle illustration, or basically any project that allows her to draw interesting people in cool outfits. She enjoys finding ways to seamlessly marry traditional and digital art, going from scanner to Photoshop to printer to paint and back again. Mina graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in illustration. Now she is a freelance illustrator and designer who does everything from editorial to publishing work and all that’s in between. When she is not drawing, Mina can frequently be found baking things with lots of sugar or getting way too emotional over a good book.
“For graduates of Junie B. Jones and Ramona Quimby, Meena Zee’s sweet and zany everyday adventures with her best friend, Sofia, and cousin, Eli, will hook even the most reluctant of readers as they learn that even when things get tough, friends, family, and a positive (and colorful) outlook are always there to help us along the way.”
—Krista V., Senior Editor, on Meena Lost and Found
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 12, 2021)