Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel
Winner of the Newbery Medal

"A charming, intriguingly plotted novel." (Washington Post)

Acclaimed and award-winning author 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."-Booklist

In 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 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)



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Used availability for Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: Hello, Universe (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 0-606-41021-X / 978-0-606-41021-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Hello Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 1-4328-6035-6 / 978-1-4328-6035-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 0-06-241415-1 / 978-0-06-241415-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 0-06-241416-X / 978-0-06-241416-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 0-06-287750-X / 978-0-06-287750-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 1-4708-5947-5 / 978-1-4708-5947-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 1-4708-5946-7 / 978-1-4708-5946-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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March 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 1-4708-5948-3 / 978-1-4708-5948-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hello, Universe
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hello, Universe
Author(s): Erin Entrada Kelly
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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