A First Time for Everything

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Product Details
Price
$22.99  $21.38
Publisher
First Second
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.84 X 8.22 X 1.11 inches | 1.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781626724150

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About the Author
Dan Santat is the New York Times-bestselling author of more than 100 books for children, including Are We There Yet?, After the Fall, and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, for which he won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.
Reviews

"[Santat] unpacks his transformational experience with vulnerability and raw honesty--the sincerity is heartening and the outcome inspiring." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

"[A] relatable story of self-discovery... the perfect balance of humor and poignancy." --Kirkus, starred review

"[A] great read among a crowded field, especially for sensitive middle-grade boys." --Booklist, starred review

"A thoughtful memoir with lots of humor and heart." --School Library Journal, starred review

"[E]motionally perceptive" --Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"This is Santat at his best." --Horn Book

"Without preachiness or condescension, Santat gives readers a story that is both a reassuring hug and a nudge to get out there and experience the world beyond what they know." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Dan San tat perfectly captures all the humor, confusion, awkwardness, and pure joy of being a young person stepping out into the world. Read this book! You're going to love it, and you are going to laugh and cry so much!" --CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT, two-time Newbery Honor Winner

"A humane, hilarious, and gently awkward story of seeing [your] world open up for the first time. It almost makes me wish I was a teen ager again. Almost." --VERA BROSGOL, New York Times-bestselling creator of Be Prepared

"Dan's book manages to capture all the things that make you fall in love in the first place--awkwardness,
humor, a bit of teen pathos, and most of all, sincerity and vulnerability." --LEUYEN PHAM, New York Times-bestselling illustrator of the Friends series

"A hilarious, beautiful, and cap tivating memoir about the cringeworthy catapult into adolescence." --JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA, National Book Award Finalist creator of Hey, Kiddo

Praise for Lift

"The story is beautifully told through Santat's expressive characters and dynamic panels of sequential art..... [It's] an entirely immersive experience that children will reach for, again and again, like their own magic button." --Booklist, starred review

Praise for Drawn Together

"[P]erfectly paced to express universal emotions that connect generations separated by time, experience, and even language." --School Library Journal, starred review