Book Cover Image of Love by Matt De La Peña

by , Illustrated by Loren Long

    Publication Date: Jan 09, 2018
    List Price: $17.99
    Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9781524740917
    Imprint: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann

    Hardcover Description:


    "[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.

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