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Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure

by Nadja Spiegelman

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The way this book works spatially is the best thing about it. You have maps, photos, and drawings. Since they're going underground in a subway to see a very tall building, there are lots of cool angles and viewpoints to play with. In the story, Pablo goes to his first day at a new school only to find out that his class is going on a field trip. Predictably he gets lost and has to find his way back to his class. The underlying message of friendship is that it's okay to need other people and ask for help sometimes. ( )
  CALammert | May 4, 2016 |
Sprawling cityscapes drawn from intriguing angles fill the pages of this delightful tour of New York's Subways. A class field trip to the Empire State Building brings about a teacher's discourse on the history and running of the subway system while a new student who moves frequently because of his father's job adds some drama to the story. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed and just filled with people not unlike a "Where's Waldo" giving the essence of busy New York population. Finally, the book ends with real historical and current, captioned photos of New York's subway as it was in the past and is it is now under construction. ( )
  ElizaJane | Jul 13, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this graphic novel that explores the history of the NYC subway system and the Empire State building by relating it to a class field trip and two students that are separated from their group. After you read it, you will discover that the illustrator has drawn himself and a policeman into each page so you will want to go back and read it again to look for them. Highly recommended for 3rd grade and up! ( )
  robenc | Jun 27, 2015 |
LOST IN NYC: A SUBWAY ADVENTURE written by Nagja Spiegelman and illustrated by Sergio García Sánchez combines an exciting urban adventure with a fascinating informational reading experience for young learners.

A TOON Graphics book, the story features a school field trip that goes awry for a member of the class when he gets lost in the subway on his way to the Empire State Building in New York City.

This beautifully illustrated book features subway maps, collages with historical photos, subway symbols, and visually stunning graphic story elements.

Spiegelman’s carefully researched children’s book contains both a realistic fiction element along with carefully researched information about the history and geography of New York City and it’s unique subway system.

Available in both English and Spanish versions, this is a must-have book for elementary libraries. Both urban dwellers and those longing to visit the city will find the authentic story and background information appealing.

This outstanding graphic work is excellent for both visual and verbal literacy activities. It’s likely to be on lots of “best of 2015” lists this year.

Download an outstanding teacher’s guide to go with the book at http://goo.gl/AKedTQ.

Published by Toon Books on April 7, 2015. ARC courtesy of Edelweiss. ( )
  eduscapes | Apr 20, 2015 |
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"After getting separated from his teacher, his classmates, and his trip partner during an outing to the Empire State Building, Pablo, the new kid in school, learns to navigate the New York City subway system as well as his own feelings towards making new friends and living in a big city"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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