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In New York by Marc Brown

In New York

by Marc Brown

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From Marc Brown, the creator of the immensely popular Arthur picture-book series, which has also been turned into a television show, comes this love-song to New York City. Beginning on a long-ago night when he was eight years old, and his family traveled from their hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, to the great city, Brown chronicles the history, sites and experiences of his adopted adult home. Many iconic New York museums, monuments and parks are mentioned, as the narrator provides a tour of America's largest city...

A thoroughly enjoyable book, especially for this New Yorker, In New York casts a fairly wide net, looking back first to historical New Amsterdam, before fast-forwarding to today's city. I don't read a great many of these travelogue picture-books, but I found Marc Brown's contribution to the genre quite entertaining, and I appreciated the watercolor and gouache illustrations, which were colorful and appealing. The decorative end-papers, which contain lots of "New York City Sketches and Notes," were also a pleasure to pore over. Recommended to New York kids, and to kids visiting New York for the first time. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jan 20, 2017 |
Even adults sharing this with their little ones will be inspired to want to go visit. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
In New York takes us through the city of New York through the eyes of a young boy. After touching on a little history, the book takes the reader to various landmarks and points of interest in New York including the Empire State Building, the subway system, Rockefeller Center, and the Statue of Liberty. Weaved in are facts about the city. ( )
  elmisner | Jul 23, 2015 |
An abbreviated tour of Manhattan. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Great book that got me to remember the time I had spent in the big apple. The pictures are so vivid and if you have ever been to New York you would be taken back right away. I liked all the bits of information that were added at the beginning and end of the book. Overall just a great homage to the biggest and some might say best city in America. ( )
  chrisriggleman | Mar 26, 2015 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:38 -0400)

"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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