Carmela full of wishes by de la Pena, Matt (#1280JN3)


Carmela full of wishes

by de la Pena, Matt; illustrated by Robinson, Christian
Hardcover G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2018


From the Publisher
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 panaderYa, 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 Pe a and Christian Robinson have crafted a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/15/18
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 10/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 09/01/18
  • New York Times, 11/11/18
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 07/30/18
  • School Library Connection starred, 01/01/19
  • School Library Journal starred, 09/01/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publication Date: October 9, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Tracings: Robinson, Christian, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-399-54904-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-399-54904-5
  • LCCN: 2017-054780
  • Follett Number: 1280JN3
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • ATOS Book Level: 4
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 198341EN
  • Lexile: 630L