San Francisco, in all its bustling eccentricity, comes alive in this moving homage by Matt de la Peña. CJ is taking the bus down to Market Street with his Nana and he’s dragging his heels. Why don’t they have a car? Why do they have to go at all? But with a few knowing words from Nana, CJ remembers to look around at the surprising city wonders: a man with a guitar who strums them a tune, a woman with a magical jar of butterflies on her lap, and their friends from all walks of life who greet them along the way. Robinson brings a joyous mix of bright acrylic and collage art to an important and unique story.
The perfect gift for every occasion--the complete collection of picture books from Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning duo Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson
The bestselling and award-winning team of Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have brought readers two new classics with Last Stop on Market Street and Carmela Full of Wishes. Lyrically written and vibrantly illustrated, these moving and timely picture books deserve a spot on every bookshelf. Packaged together for the first time, this boxed set is the perfect addition for any growing library and a must-have for readers young and old.
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 Love; 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.
Christian Robinson is a 2016 Caldecott Honoree and also received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Last Stop on Market Street. His picture books include the Gaston and Friends series; Leo: A Ghost Story; School's First Day of School; The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade; Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker; and many more. You can visit Christian at theartoffun.com or on Instagram @theartoffun.