Evelyn Del Rey is moving away by Medina, Meg (#1616UG4)


Evelyn Del Rey is moving away

by Medina, Meg; illustrated by Sanchez, Sonia
Hardcover Candlewick Press, 2020


From the Publisher
The 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record Selection (2.24 million readers) * An American Library Association Notable Children's Book * A Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year * A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

From Newbery Medalist and New York Times best-selling author Meg Medina comes the bittersweet story of two girls who will always be each other's n mero 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 S nchez's colorful and vibrant depictions of the girls' urban neighborhood.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 07/01/20
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 09/01/20
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 09/01/20
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 07/01/20
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 07/13/20
  • School Library Connection, 10/01/20
  • School Library Journal, 07/01/20
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
  • Tracings: Sanchez, Sonia, 1983- illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-53620-704-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-53620-704-0
  • Follett Number: 1616UG4
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 2.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.4
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 509516EN
  • Lexile: AD700L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: M