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The Resource Hello, Universe

Hello, Universe

Label
Hello, Universe
Title
Hello, Universe
Statement of responsibility
Erin Entrada Kelly
Title variation
Hello universe
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Newbery Medal"A charming, intriguingly plotted novel."—Washington PostNewbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero). "Readers will be instantly engrossed in this relatable neighborhood adventure and its eclectic cast of misfits."—BooklistIn one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball.They aren't friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms. The acclaimed and award-winning author of Blackbird Fly and The Land of Forgotten Girls writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible tween voice that will appeal to fans of Thanhha Lai and Rita Williams-Garcia."Readers across the board will flock to this book that has something for nearly everyone—humor, bullying, self-acceptance, cross-generational relationships, and a smartly fateful ending."—School Library Journal
Summary
Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him
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Award
  • Newbery Medal, 2018.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2017
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2018.
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10555134
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
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690
Literary form
fiction
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  • 3
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hello, Universe
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:985bf5e8-2a3e-45a1-b668-2bd4c1447af7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062414175
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Hello, Universe
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:985bf5e8-2a3e-45a1-b668-2bd4c1447af7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062414175
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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