Los Deseos de Carmela


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$18.99  $17.66
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
9.2 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.76 pounds

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About the Author

Matt de la Peña es el autor de Última parada de la calle Market, que ganó la Medalla Newbery por la edición en inglés. Es también el autor de Amor; A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, y de seis aclamadas novelas para jóvenes adultos. Matt enseña Escritura Creativa y visita colegios y universidades por todo el país para hablar con los estudiantes. Matt vive en Brooklyn, Nueva York.

Christian Robinson recibió en el 2016 Mención de Honor Caldecott y Mención de Honor Coretta Scott King por su arte en Última parada de la calle Market, en inglés. Ha ilustrado los libros de la serie Gaston and Friends; Leo: A Ghost Story; School's First Day of School; The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade; Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker; y muchos otros.


Praise for Carmela Full of Wishes

★ "The award-winning team behind Last Stop on Market Street portrays Carmela's Spanish-speaking community as a 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 and exuberantly executed, Carmela's story shines."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Full of rich details, sharp and restrained writing, and acrylic paintings that look textured enough to rise off the page . . . Another near-perfect slice of life from a duo that has found a way to spotlight underrepresented children without forgetting that they are children first."--Kirkus Reviews, 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
A 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 vibrant naïf illustrations."--The Wall Street Journal

★ "Like still waters, de la Peña and Robinson's story runs deep. It finds beauty in unexpected places, explores the difference between what's fleeting and what lasts, acknowledges inequality, and testifies to the love shared by an African-American boy and his grandmother."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Matt de la Peña's warmhearted story is musical in its cadences...Christian Robinson's angular, bright illustrations are energetic and vibrant... [A] celebration of the joys of service, the gifts of grandmothers and the tenderness that the city can contain."--The Washington Post

★ "De la Peña and Robinson here are carrying on for Ezra Jack Keats in spirit and visual style. This quietly remarkable book will likely inspire questions... it will also have some adult readers reaching for a tissue."--The Horn Book, starred review

"The sharp illustrations -- in bold, and cheerful primaries -- get CJ's restless energy and curious postures exactly right. The voices of CJ and his grandmother carry the story along in subtle point and counterpoint so that at this book's quiet close you feel like you've been listening to a song."--The Boston Globe

★ "With the precision of a poet, Matt de la Peña chronicles a boy's heartwarming Sunday morning routine with his nana. Christian Robinson's uplifting palette and culturally diverse cast brightens the rainy-day backdrop."--Shelf Awareness, starred review