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Mañanaland

Mañanaland

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Newbery Honoree Pam Mu oz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

Uniquely magical...Timely and timeless. -- New York Times* This tightly packed, powerful fantasy contains resonant truths. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* Another unforgettable work from a master storyteller. -- Booklist, starred review* Richly tiered... wrenchingly real...compelling. -- Publishers Weekly, starred reviewA gem of a story with timely messages. -- School Library JournalRich and relevant. -- The Horn BookA luminous embodiment of hope. -- Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor-winning author of One Crazy Summer and Clayton Byrd Goes UndergroundMa analand is that rare gift of a book. -- Francisco X. Stork, award-winning author of DisappearedMaximiliano C rdoba loves stories, especially the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow.If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he'd make Santa Maria's celebrated f tbol team and whether he'd ever meet his mother, who disappeared when he was a baby. He longs to know more about her, but Pap won't talk. So when Max uncovers a buried family secret--involving an underground network of guardians who lead people fleeing a neighboring country to safety--he decides to seek answers on his own.With a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides, he sets out on a perilous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds.This timeless tale of struggle, hope, and the search for tomorrow has much to offer today about compassion and our shared humanity.

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 03/03/2020
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781338157864
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.5
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 506684 / Mananaland


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2019 pg. 159
Booklist 01/01/2020 pg. 94
Publishers Weekly 01/20/2020
School Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 70
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2020
Shelf Awareness 11/24/2020
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2020 pg. 132
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.

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