Nana in the City by Lauren CastilloNana in the City by Lauren Castillo

Nana in the City

byLauren Castillo

Hardcover | September 2, 2014

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In this&nbspmagical picture book,&nbspa young boy&nbspspends an overnight visit with&nbsphis nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. But then Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave,&nbspand&nbspsoon the everyday&nbspsights, sounds, and smells of the city are not scary-but wonderful.&nbspThe succinct text is paired with watercolor illustrations that capture all the vitality, energy, and&nbspbeauty of the city.
Lauren Castillo is the illustrator of several well-loved and well-received pictures books. This is the third book she has both written and illustrated. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and you can also find her at and follow her on Twitter: @studiocastillo .
Title:Nana in the CityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.39 inPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544104439

ISBN - 13:9780544104433


Editorial Reviews

*A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book* Huffington Post Best Picture Book about Family An NYPL 100 Books for Reading and Sharing A 100 Scope Notes Top 20 Book of 2014 * [Nana in the City] deserves a place on the shelf of classic New York City picture books." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "Castillo's soft, warmly colored art expresses the child's changing feelings about the city while also depicting the characters' close bond." -Kirkus "A fine example of how firsthand experience can overcome initial fear." -School Library Journal "A rewarding picture book with a vibrant setting." -Booklist "The accessible story arc outlines worthwhile messages about openness to new experiences and changing one's persepctive, all couched in the security of spending time with a loved one." -Horn Book Magazine "