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In New York by Marc Brown

In New York

by Marc Brown

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Every New Yorker will love this book, but many people who never have or never will travel there can learn so much about the city that it's worth anyone's adding this title to the library. So many books are set in New York; what a great companion this would be to look at alongside a novel set in the city.
Wonderful end papers show various city sites. After a one-page intro from Brown regarding his first visit to the city and another one-page commentary on New Amsterdam and what New York was at its very beginning, he then explores all the things that New York is famous for, giving facts that would engage the k-3 reader. It is indeed an homage from Brown to a city he loves. This could serve to invite a class to create an homage to their city or town. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375864547, Hardcover)

Marc Brown now calls New York City home, and with In New York, he shares his love for all that the city has to offer and all that it stands for, including the way it's always changing and evolving. From its earliest days as New Amsterdam to the contemporary wonders of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, to the kid-appealing subway, High Line, and so much more, Marc's rollicking text and gorgeous illustrations showcase what he's come to adore about New York after fulfilling his life-long dream to live in the city he fell in love with during a childhood visit. 

This is at once a personal story from a beloved children's book creator, a useful primer for first-time travelers on what to see and do with kids in the Big Apple, and a perfect keepsake after a visit. It's also a great gift for anyone who loves New York, the Crossroads of the World. New York! New York! It's a heckuva town!

(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:44:15 -0500)

"Beloved children's illustrator Marc Brown takes readers on a tour of New York City with this lovingly crafted tribute that also serves as a handy travel guide"--

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