The team behind the Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street once again delivers a poignant and timely picture book that’s sure to become an instant classic
Product Code: 8442
ISBN: 9780399549083
Format: Hardback
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books
Published Date: 02/02/2021
Pages: 40
Availability:In stock
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Price: $18.99

Milo is on a long subway ride with his older sister. To pass the time, he studies the faces around him and makes pictures of their lives. There’s the whiskered man with the crossword puzzle; Milo imagines him playing solitaire in a cluttered apartment full of pets. There’s the wedding-dressed woman with a little dog peeking out of her handbag; Milo imagines her in a grand cathedral ceremony. And then there’s the boy in the suit with the bright white sneakers; Milo imagines him arriving home to a castle with a drawbridge and a butler. But when the boy in the suit gets off on the same stop as Milo–walking the same path, going to the exact same place–Milo realizes that you can’t really know anyone just by looking at them.

Ages 4 to 8


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“With the same combination of wide-eyed observation and suspenseful buildup to a socially conscious revelation that readers cherished in this duo’s award-winning Last Stop on Market Street (2015), this picture book offers a child’s view of the impacts of incarceration on families. De la Peña’s descriptive language and Robinson’s innocent, endearing art make for another winning package . . . A memorable, thought-provoking story poised to make a difference for many.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

”A text that flows like poetry . . . Glorious.” - The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

”In this rich, multilayered journey, the award-winning creators of Last Stop on Market Street celebrate a city’s kaleidoscope of scenes, offer a glimpse at a child’s experience with parental incarceration, and convey that child’s keen observations about his circumstances and surroundings.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Pictures brimming with activity, an endearing main character, and threads for thinking about art, families, and what we see in others make this a book that will hold up to many readings.” - School Library Journal

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