Award-winning author Matt de la Peña is visiting your school to talk about his newest picture book, The Perfect Place.

Thursday, May 16th

Choose coordinated school delivery for signing and delivery at or after the school visit.

Books ordered after May 15th will be with a signature only bookplate.

Matt de la Peña is the Newbery Medal-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street. He is also the author of the award-winning picture books PatchworkMilo Imagines the WorldCarmela Full of WishesLoveand A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, as well as a number of critically acclaimed young adult novels. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. You can visit Matt at mattdelapena.com or follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mattdelapena.

About The Perfect Place: From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street comes this moving picture book about the perils of perfectionism. Lucas goes to the perfect school in the perfect neighborhood. But life at home is not so perfect. His dad's old work truck stalls in front of the school. The electricity is out when he gets home, and he doesn't even have time to show his mom his report (on which he received a perfect score) before she rushes off to her night job. That night, Lucas dreams of a strange light, which he follows down the fire escape, into the alleyway, clear out of his neighborhood, all the way to the place where the perfect people live. Everything there is more beautiful than he could have imagined. But is it possible things aren't as perfect as they seem? This lyrical, richly illustrated picture book highlights the beauty to be found in even the humblest of homes and in a family that may not be materially rich but is rich in love.

 

$18.99
SKU: 9780593325636s
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$18.99
SKU: 9780593699027s
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