Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey (Maybe Marisol, Book 1)
"Utterly endearing!" —Annie Barrows, New YorkTimes-bestselling author of the Ivy + Bean books"Hilarious and heart-melting." —SaraPennypacker, New York Times-bestselling author of PaxIntroducing eight-year-old Marisol Rainey—anirresistible new character from Newbery Medalist and New YorkTimes–bestselling Erin Entrada Kelly!Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is an illustrated novelabout summer, friendship, and overcoming fears, told with warmhumor and undeniable appeal. Fans of Clementine, The Year of BillyMiller, and Ramona the Pest will be thrilled to meetMarisol.Marisol Rainey's mother was born in the Philippines. Marisol'sfather works and lives part-time on an oil rig in the Gulf ofMexico. And Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to nameinanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard she calls Peppina . .. but she's way too scared to climb it. This all makes Marisol theonly girl in her small Louisiana town with a mother who was bornelsewhere and a father who lives elsewhere (most of the time)—theonly girl who's fearful of adventure and fun.Will Marisol be able to salvage her summer and have fun withJada, her best friend? Maybe. Will Marisol figure out how to getannoying Evie Smythe to leave her alone? Maybe. Will Marisol everget to spend enough real time with her father? Maybe. Will Marisolfind the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe.Told in short chapters with illustrations by the author onnearly every page, Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is a must-have forearly elementary grade readers. Erin Entrada Kelly celebrates thesmall but mighty Marisol, the joys of friendship, and the triumphof overcoming your fears in this stunning new novel for readers ofKevin Henkes, Meg Medina, Andrew Clements, Sara Pennypacker, andKate DiCamillo.Features black-and-white artwork throughout by Erin EntradaKelly.