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Last stop on Market Street

Book

2015
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

Item Details

Subjects:

Other Authors: Robinson, Christian, illustrator.

ISBN:

  • 9780399257742
  • 0399257748

Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 28 cm

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Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014 — Walter Dean Myers and Matt de la Pena write compelling, character-driven, realistic and sports fiction set in specific communities, Harlem (Myers) and racially diverse Southern California (Pena). These dialogue-rich and thought-provoking stories feature young men struggling with difficult life choices but finding self-acceptance through friendship and extended family. -- Tom Reynolds
Lynch, Chris, 1962- — While Pena's novels are bleaker and Lynch's contain more raunchy humor, both write emotionally intense, character-driven and dialogue rich realistic fiction, often using sports as a metaphor, centering on a teenage boy's struggle to overcome personal and family problems, like anger and mental illness, and to grow successfully into manhood. -- Tom Reynolds
Farmer, Nancy, 1941- — These authors' works are Compelling, Action-packed, and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subjects 'Teenage boys' and 'Boys'.
Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965- — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Compelling, and Attention-grabbing, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Teenage boys'.
Rosoff, Meg — These authors' works are Emotionally intense, Compelling, and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Teenage boys'.
Gardner, Sally; Sylvester, Kevin — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Attention-grabbing, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Teenage boys'.
Oliver, Lin — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Upbeat, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genres 'Science fiction' and 'Realistic fiction' and the subjects 'California' and 'Boys'.
Arena, Felice, 1968- — These authors' works are Attention-grabbing, Action-packed, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genres 'Science fiction' and 'Realistic fiction' and the subjects 'Teenage boys' and 'Boys'.
Layne, Steven L.; McLaughlin, Lauren; Ungar, Richard (Richard Glenn) — These authors' works share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Teenage boys'.

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Average Rating: 3.38

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By BklynKalliopiM on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:13:46

Beautiful, Keats-like illustrations make this story come to life. Special attention is paid to city life, and CJ's grandmother is a wise, beauty-finding guide. I love the bus ride sequence in this story; de la Pena is able to bring to life the best of city living through his gentle storytelling voice and these outstanding illustrations. Ideal as a read together for ages 6 and up.

★★★★★ Good choice

By Patron74661 on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:48:03

At first I thought this was an odd choice for the Newbery Medal, but the Newbery Medal means excellence in children's literature, not only chapter books. So it is a good choice for the Newberry Medal, because it is an excellent children's book. The lesson is good. The illustrations are colorful and wonderful.

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