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A Map into the World

"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness." —Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Reviews

The Horn Book Magazine

“Culturally specific details are naturally incorporated into the text and into the textured, delicate-lined, digitally created illustrations.”—The Horn Book Magazine

 

Shelf Awareness

“[A] quietly uplifting picture book.”—Shelf Awareness

 

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“A gentle, subtle introduction to life’s changes and seasons, this comfortingly allows kids to approach difficult topics from a safe distance.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

 

Booklist

“Kim’s digital artwork using pastels, graphite, watercolors, and hand-scanned textures captures the warmth of family, the charm of changing seasons, and the depth of friendships.”—Booklist

 

Publishers Weekly

“A distinctive story that weaves together threads of family life, community and culture, the natural world, and the power of stories.”—starred, Publishers Weekly

 

Kirkus Reviews

“Contemplative, curious, and kind.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

 

Sarah Park Dahlen

“A young Hmong girl settles into her new home, and as the seasons change, so does the world around her. A Map Into the World is a beautiful and hopeful story about love and loss, family and friendship, and it belongs in every reader’s hands.”—Sarah Park Dahlen, Associate…

 

Bao Phi

“With the clear, careful, and beautiful language we’ve come to expect from her, Kao Kalia Yang unfurls her first children’s book, a journey waiting to reward our every step.”—Bao Phi, author of A Different Pond

 

Alison McGhee

“The world of this book is filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness. Kao Kalia Yang’s lovely, gentle story will keep readers young and old returning to these pages again and again.”—Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

 

Matt de la Peña

“Powerful, beautiful, and transcendent.”—Newbery medalist and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña