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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Love

Love

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A] poetic reckoning of the importance of love in a child's life . . . eloquent and moving.--People

Everything that can be called love -- from shared joy to comfort in the darkness -- is gathered in the pages of this reassuring, refreshingly honest picture book.--The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice / Staff Picks From the Book Review

"Lyrical and sensitive, 'Love' is the sort of book likely to leave readers of all ages a little tremulous, and brimming with feeling."--The Wall Street Journal

From Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pe a and bestselling illustrator Loren Long comes a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all.

In the beginning there is light
and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed
and the sound of their voices is love.
...
A cab driver plays love softly on his radio
while you bounce in back with the bumps of the city
and everything smells new, and it smells like life.

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pe a and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

Author: Matt de la Peña
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Published: 01/09/2018
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.24lbs
Size: 11.10h x 9.80w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781524740917
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 193284 / Love


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/09/2017
Booklist 12/01/2017 pg. 66
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2017 pg. 133
School Library Journal 01/01/2018 pg. 56
Shelf Awareness 01/23/2018
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2018 pg. 64
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Matt de la Peña is the author of Last Stop on Market Street, which won the Newbery Medal and was chosen for a Caldecott Honor. He is also the author the award-winning picture book A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis and six critically acclaimed young adult novels. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. Matt lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can visit Matt at mattdelapena.com or on Twitter @mattdelapena

Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Otis series. He's also the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama, as well as the re-illustrated, #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. He lives near Cincinnati with his wife, two sons, and two Weimaraners. Visit him online at LorenLong.com or on Twitter @lorenlong.
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