Milo Imagines the World

Milo Imagines the World

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The dynamic, multiple award-winning duo Matt de La Peña and Christian Robinson are back in another thought-provoking, conversation-starting tale about a boy and his inquisitive mind. While riding the subway, Milo lets his imagination wander as he assumes what the other passengers’ lives are like — a boy that’s catered to by a butler, a woman on her way to get married, a lonely businessman. Is anything as it seems or has Milo’s imagination jumped to conclusions? A terrific, important read-aloud but also versatile for independent readers and adults.

The team behind the Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street and the award-winning New York Times bestseller Carmela Full of Wishes once again delivers a poignant and timely picture book that's sure to become an instant classic.

Milo is on a long subway ride with his older sister. To pass the time, he studies the faces around him and makes pictures of their lives. There's the whiskered man with the crossword puzzle; Milo imagines him playing solitaire in a cluttered apartment full of pets. There's the wedding-dressed woman with a little dog peeking out of her handbag; Milo imagines her in a grand cathedral ceremony. And then there's the boy in the suit with the bright white sneakers; Milo imagines him arriving home to a castle with a drawbridge and a butler. But when the boy in the suit gets off on the same stop as Milo—walking the same path, going to the exact same place—Milo realizes that you can't really know anyone just by looking at them.


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ISBN-13: 9780399549083
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/02/2021
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 5,924
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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 the award-winning picture books Carmela Full of Wishes, Love, and A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, and seven 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 on Twitter @mattdelapena.

Christian Robinson received a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Last Stop on Market Street. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books Another and You Matter, and he has illustrated many more, including Carmela Full of Wishes, the Gaston and Friends series, School's First Day of School, and The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade. You can visit Christian at theartoffun.com or on Instagram @theartoffun.

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