Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo
  

Synopsis

Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo

A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book In thismagical picture book, a young boyspends an overnight visit withhis nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. But then Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, andsoon the everydaysights, sounds, and smells of the city are not scary but wonderful.The succinct text is paired with watercolor illustrations that capture all the vitality, energy, andbeauty of the city.

Reviews

*A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book*Huffington Post Best Picture Book about Family An NYPL 100 Books for Reading and Sharing A 100 Scope Notes Top 20 Book of 2014 * [Nana in the City] deserves a place on the shelf of classic New York City picture books. Publishers Weekly, starred review Castillo's soft, warmly colored art expresses the child's changing feelings about the city while also depicting the characters

. Kirkus A fine example of how firsthand experience can overcome initial fear. School Library Journal

A rewarding picture book with a vibrant setting. Booklist The accessible story arc outlines worthwhile messages about openness to new experiences and changing one's persepctive, all couched in the security of spending time with a loved one. Horn Book Magazine



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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Lauren Castillo
More books by Lauren Castillo

Publisher

Clarion Books an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

3rd September 2014

ISBN

9780544104433


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