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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Kindle Edition
From Newbery Medalist Meg Medina comes the bittersweet story of two girls who will always be each other’s número uno, even though one is moving away.
A big truck with its mouth wide open is parked at the curb, ready to gobble up Evelyn’s mirror with the stickers around the edge . . . and the sofa that we bounce on to get to the moon.
Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela’s best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But not after today—not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it’s time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special. The tenderness of Meg Medina’s beautifully written story about friendship and change is balanced by Sonia Sánchez’s colorful and vibrant depictions of the girls’ urban neighborhood.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Digital artwork by Sánchez (Raisins and Almonds) radiates warmth and specificity as the girls interact with neighbors (“We sneak past grouchy Mr. Miller’s door and wave to Mr. Soo”) and revel in their last moments in homes whose windows face one another...Landing on the moment of their parting grief adds poignancy to their vibrant connection, and a final page turn offers further joy to this portrait of two girls of color and their strong, resilient friendship.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Daniela’s first-person, present-tense narration balances action and introspection, while in the illustrations the small, expressive figures of the two girls seem barely able to contain the deeply felt emotions, familiar to many children, that accompany loss and change. Sánchez’s illustrations layer colorful patterns and textures with filigreed lines and corrugated cardboard collage; bright yellow beech leaves litter the girls’ urban neighborhood, suggesting a season of transition. The final image of an older Daniela, seated on the floor of her room surrounded by letters from Evelyn, assures readers that, no matter what, you never forget your first “mejor amiga.”
—The Horn Book (starred review)
Newbery Medalist Meg Medina writes in the earnest and playful voice of a child, using uncomplicated words and a tone that’s equal parts solemn and hopeful. Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away affirms feelings of sadness but provides assurance that true friendship—the kind built on sharing glittery stickers—endures.
—BookPage (starred review)
Sanchez’ digital art has a colored pencil and mixed media flair, and she’s particularly gifted in conveying human dynamics through poses as the brown-skinned girls sprawl on the floor or dart through the building together hand in hand. While a final scene shows a grown Daniela smiling over a box of Evelyn memorabilia, that’s by no means papering over the sadness of the parting, with both girls obviously and understandably griefstricken. It’s that honesty that makes this book truly useful: while life goes on when friends separate, adults as well as kids benefit from recognition that friends are essential and that it’s valid to mourn the departure of your “numero uno best friend.”
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
This story of the girls' last day together is a heartbreaker, but seeing the two girls squeeze every last moment of joy from that day of grief is a reminder that the simple and powerful bond of friendship is worth the heartache of separation.
Medina approaches the difficulty of best friends separated by a move from the perspective of the child left behind...Vivid colors keep the overall tone upbeat, and a final illustration depicts an older Daniela enjoying letters from her friend. Realistic and quietly satisfying.
Sánchez’s illustrations give life to the world these two best friends live in, while also revealing details about the move. The raw emotions that Daniela and Evelyn experience come through in the drawings. Medina and Sánchez have created a winning emotional story about two best friends who will always be best friends, regardless of all kinds of upheaval.
—School Library Journal
In Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, Newbery medalist Meg Medina and award-winning illustrator Sonia Sánchez poignantly capture the beauty of those precious first friendships.
—Entertainment Weekly --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Sonia Sánchez es la ilustradora de Here I Am, nominado al premio Will Eisner Comic Industry al arte interior. Ha sido elegida dos veces para participar en la Exhibición de Arte Original de la Sociedad de Ilustradores. Vive en Barcelona, España, con su esposo, su hijo y un gato dormilón.
Jane Santos, Nacida y criada en la República Dominicana, esta actriz de múltiples talentos ha coprotagonizado junto al actor Michael Madsen, ha sido dirigida por el legendario director de cine Bill Duke. Ha desempeñado papeles en populares series de televisión estadounidenses como Criminal Minds, General Hospital, entre otras. Jane Santos, también se ha consolidado como una de las mejores narradoras de audiolibros en español. Ha dado su voz a audiolibros de personalidades como: Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates, Stephen King, Isabel Allende, Elizabeth Gilbert, Margaret Atwood, por citar algunos nombres. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B08DZDP23L
- Publisher : Candlewick Press; Illustrated edition (8 September 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 6030 KB
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- Print length : 32 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #582,025 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sonia Sánchez illustrates the movements with vibrant colors and patterns to keep the eye engaged.
Parents will be able to read this to their child and point out colors, animals, and fixtures.