The New Adventures of Matt and Mandy
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“The New Adventures of Matt and Mandy,” Friend, July 2013, 30

The New Adventures of Matt & Mandy

Saturday at the Coopers’

Illustrations by Maryn Roos

Saturday morning at the Cooper house

Don’t tell me Matt and Dad are still sleeping. I thought I was the lazy one on Saturdays.

Oh, they’ve already had breakfast and left. They went to see Matt’s new friend, Franco.

He has a new friend already? That’s not fair. I haven’t found any new friends yet. I wish we hadn’t moved!

We’ve only been here a week. Just give it time. You made lots of friends at your old school. You’ll make friends here too.

Remember, if you want to have a friend …

I know, I know. If you want to have a friend, be a friend.

Meanwhile, at Franco’s house …

Hi, I’m Josh Cooper.

I’m Hector Delgado.

Some of these rocks are really cool. What’s this one?

That’s a geode. Lots of them are hollow, and some have awesome crystals inside. My dad says geodes are like some people—not much to look at on the outside, but pretty cool inside.

If they’re like people, are any of these rocks musical?

What do you mean?

Because then we could have a rock concert!