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Carmela Full of Wishes

Carmela Full of Wishes

by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson

Hardback Publication Date: 03/12/2018

RRP  $27.99 $27.75

In their first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning Last 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.

ISBN:
9780399549045
9780399549045
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
03-12-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
40
Dimensions (mm):
254x229x14mm
Weight:
0.57kg
Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson’s books for young readers include Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book as well as a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book; Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson,

which was an NAACP Image Award nominee; and Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, which earned four starred reviews, was a New York Times bestseller, and won the 2016 Newbery Medal, a 2016 Caldecott Honor, and a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor.

Christian’s recent book Leo: A Ghost Story, written by Mac Barnett, also received four starred reviews.

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