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Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Kindle Edition
“Utterly endearing!” —Annie Barrows, New York Times-bestselling author of the Ivy + Bean books
"Hilarious and heart-melting.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times-bestselling author of Pax
Introducing eight-year-old Marisol Rainey—an irresistible new character from Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling Erin Entrada Kelly!
Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is an illustrated novel about summer, friendship, and overcoming fears, told with warm humor and undeniable appeal. Fans of Clementine, The Year of Billy Miller, and Ramona the Pest will be thrilled to meet Marisol.
Marisol Rainey’s mother was born in the Philippines. Marisol’s father works and lives part-time on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. And Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard she calls Peppina . . . but she’s way too scared to climb it. This all makes Marisol the only girl in her small Louisiana town with a mother who was born elsewhere and a father who lives elsewhere (most of the time)—the only girl who’s fearful of adventure and fun.
Will Marisol be able to salvage her summer and have fun with Jada, her best friend? Maybe. Will Marisol figure out how to get annoying Evie Smythe to leave her alone? Maybe. Will Marisol ever get to spend enough real time with her father? Maybe. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe.
Told in short chapters with illustrations by the author on nearly every page, Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is a must-have for early elementary grade readers. Erin Entrada Kelly celebrates the small but mighty Marisol, the joys of friendship, and the triumph of overcoming your fears in this stunning new novel for readers of Kevin Henkes, Meg Medina, Andrew Clements, Sara Pennypacker, and Kate DiCamillo.
Features black-and-white artwork throughout by Erin Entrada Kelly.
From the Publisher
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|Read all the books from Erin Entrada Kelly!||Future rock star or friendless misfit? That’s no choice at all.||Abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances with their stepmother in Louisiana, two sisters from the Philippines learn the true meaning of family.||When Lalani Sarita’s mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea to find the fabled girl with golden feet, in the hope of safeguarding her own future.||A humorous and poignant page-turner about family, bullying, art, Scrabble, and the challenges of middle school friendships.|
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|Read all the books from Erin Entrada Kelly!||2018 Newbery Winner! Told from four intertwining points of view, the novel celebrates being different, bravery, and finding your inner bayani (hero)!||2021 Newbery Honor title! Meet the unforgettable Cash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas in this pitch-perfect middle grade novel set in 1986 about family, friendship, tragedy, science, and exploration.||An illustrated novel about summer, friendship, and overcoming fears, told with warm humor and undeniable appeal.|
From School Library Journal
"Utterly endearing!"-- "Annie Barrows, New York Times bestselling author" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B08F7SBHWS
- Publisher : Greenwillow Books (May 4, 2021)
- Publication date : May 4, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 30286 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 160 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0062970429
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #482,757 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Definitely buy a copy (or two!)
By Belle’s Middle Grade on May 5, 2021
decisions and the eminently climbable magnolia in her back yard makes her heart pound. Erin Entrada Kelly beckons readers into Marisol's world where they will share her concerns, love her cat, and value Jada's unwavering loyalty. Kelly tackles challenging content such as bullying, uncertainty, and family structure in an honest and uplifting way. Marisol's story validates children's experiences with realism, while highlighting sources of support.
I liked Marisol and Jada. T and I sometimes talk about if we would want to be friends with the characters in a book, and I think that grade-school-me would definitely befriend Marisol and Jada. They like to learn words in foreign languages to communicate privately. They'll spend an entire day secretly pretending to be animals. And they especially enjoy spying on Marisol's older brother. They are low-key kids who like to have fun outdoors. Although Marisol worries about the neighbor dog, the school bully, the magnolia tree, and so on, she is not worried about superficial things. She is a girl who knows who she is, would sometimes like to not be herself, but is also unbothered by her unusual interests. Above all, Marisol strikes me as genuine.
When T found out that I read Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey without him, he was displeased. It's aimed at an elementary age audience, and I have no doubt he'd like it, especially because her cat features so prominently. The font is a bit smaller and the illustrations fewer than other early chapter books we've read, so I think it would be more challenging that he needs right now. We'll hold off a few months before reading it together. He's eager for that day to come. And I will be happy to re-read.
Disclosure: Per FTC Guidelines, I hereby disclose partnership with The Children's Book Review and HarperCollins Publishers.
Marisol is not your typical feisty chapter-book little sister, but she sure does have wonderful relationships and a rich, relatable (to me anyway;)) inner life. Completely endearing. More, more Marisol Rainey!