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Imagine

By Juan Felipe Herrera
Illustrated by Lauren Castillo

A buoyant, breathtaking poem from Juan Felipe Herrera — brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo — speaks to every dreaming heart.

Have you ever imagined what you might be when you grow up? When he was very young, Juan Felipe Herrera picked chamomile flowers in windy fields and let tadpoles swim across his hands in a creek. He slept outside and learned to say good-bye to his amiguitos each time his family moved to a new town. He went to school and taught himself to read and write English and filled paper pads with rivers of ink as he walked down the street after school. And when he grew up, he became the United States Poet Laureate and read his poems aloud on the steps of the Library of Congress. If he could do all of that . . . what could you do? With this illustrated poem of endless possibility, Juan Felipe Herrera and Lauren Castillo breathe magic into the hopes and dreams of readers searching for their place in life.

  • Herrera's ground-breaking poetic work will ring true for young and old, and past, present, and future poetry lovers.
  • Timely and powerful, Juan Felipe Herrera's illustrated poem Imagine is a true literary gem, and will make a timeless and inspirational gift for children of all ages.
  • A stunning self-portrait of the artist finding his poetic voice on his remarkable journey to Poet Laureate of the United States.

About the author

Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, performance artist, and activist. The son of migrant farmworkers, he was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015–2017. He has published more than a dozen collections of poetry and is the author-illustrator of Jabberwalking. He lives in Fresno, California.

About the illustrator

Lauren Castillo has illustrated many books for children, including Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts and Yard Sale by Eve Bunting. Lauren Castillo is also the author-illustrator of the Caldecott Honor–winning book Nana in the City. She lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

ISBN: 9780763690526
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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