The Perfect Place

(Author) (Illustrator)
Product Details
$18.99  $17.66
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
8.9 X 11.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Matt de la Peña is the Newbery Medal-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street. He is also the author of the award-winning picture books Patchwork, Milo Imagines the World, Carmela Full of Wishes, Love,
and A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, as well as a number of critically acclaimed young adult novels. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. You can visit Matt at, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mattdelapena.

Paola Escobar is a graphic designer and illustrator from Colombia. She is the illustrator of the picture books Giant-Sized Butterflies on My First Day of School; Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built; and Queen of Tejano Music: Selena, as well as the middle grade Pages & Co. series. Follow her on Instagram @paoesco8ar.
Praise for The Perfect Place

* "Digital illustrations by Escobar (A Plate of Hope) juxtapose the warmth of Lucas's metropolitan neighborhood against a brightly oppressive alternate realm as Newbery Medalist de la Peña weighs perfectionism against the messiness of real-life love--'the right kind of imperfect.'" --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Teaches young readers to be grateful about their individual upbringings and proud of their roots . . . Gorgeous watercolor vignettes and bright action scenes accompany this heartwarming, uplifting narrative about valuing uniqueness and imperfection over flawless idealism." --Booklist

"Charming . . . A gentle reminder of the genuine beauty found in life's wonderfully imperfect moments." --Kirkus Reviews