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Carmela Full of Wishes
de la Peņa, Matt
ISBN-10 :  0399549048
ISBN-13 :  9780399549045
Publisher :  G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pub Date :  October 2018
Pages :  40
Binding :  Hardcover
List Price :  $ 17.99
Availability :  In Stock (Ships immediately)
Ships From :  Primary Warehouse
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An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

In their first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winningLast Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson deliver a poignant and timely new picture book that's sure to be an instant classic.

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true--she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . .

With lyrical, stirring text and stunning, evocative artwork, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have crafted a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.Praise forCarmela Full of Wishes:
An InstantNew York TimesBestseller
An Amazon Most Anticipated Fall Book – Ages 3 to 5
An Amazon Best of the Month Pick October 2018 – Ages 3 to 5
An Amazon Editor’s Gift Pick - Ages 3 to 5
Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Children's Book - Fall 2018
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018
AKirkus ReviewsBest Picture Book of 2018
ABoston GlobeBest Children’s Book of 2018

Four Starred Reviews

★ "Theaward-winning teambehindLast Stop on Market Streetportrays Carmela’s Spanish-speaking community asa vibrant place of possibility, and Robinson’s acrylic-and-cutout spreads introduce readers to street vendors, workers in the fields, and sweeping views of the sea. Sensitively conceived andexuberantly executed, Carmela’s story shines."—Publishers Weekly,starred review

Full ofrich details, sharp and restrained writing,and acrylic paintings that looktextured enough to rise off the page . . .Another near-perfect slice of life froma duo that has found a way to spotlight underrepresented children without forgetting that they are children first.Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 “Carmela’s journey of wishing, waiting, and wantingresonates on many levels;an important addition to bookshelves everywhere."School Library Journal, starred review 

“[A] beautiful book about the love of siblings and community. . . .A must read for everyone.”—School Library Connection,starred review

Praise for Last Stop on Market Street:
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller

“It’s also the warmth of their intergenerational relationship that will make this book so satisfying, for both young readers and the adults sharing it with them.”—The New York Times Book Review 

“This celebration of cross-generational bonding is a textual and artistic tour de force.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“That material poverty need not mean spiritual or imaginative poverty becomes beautifully clear in the quietly moving pages of ‘Last Stop on Market Street,” a picture book by Matt de la Peña filled with Christian Robinson’s v
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