Milo Imagines the World

Milo Imagines the World


G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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Written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson

A New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Indie Bestseller
A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A Horn Book Fanfare List Selection
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A BCCB Blue Ribbon List Selection
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Longlisted for the 2022 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

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.

While Milo and his sister travel to a detention center to visit their incarcerated mother, he observes strangers on the subway and draws what he imagines their lives to be. 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.


Target Age: 4-8

Pages: 40

Published: 2021