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City! New York
     

City! New York

by Shirley Climo, George Ancona (Illustrator)
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-5-- It's a shame that the clear, lively writing is overshadowed by the focus on Manhattan, and an unbalanced format with an historical text coupled with modern photographs that resemble family travel snapshots. These crisp shots that sometimes crop off feet or bottoms of buildings are placed in page-filling groupings. In truth the book is two-thirds history about Manhattan and a little about New York State. Even the cover photo of skaters at Rockefeller Center misrepresents this as a travel guide. A chapter at the end has a scant list of attractions in each of the boroughs. In this final list, some of the most popular tourist attractions are omitted, including Chinatown and Yankee Stadium. Another incomplete chapter offers a list of facts about New York, city and state, that are readily available in any encyclopedia. Better guide books include The Candy Apple: New York for Kids (Prentice-Hall, 1987) by Bubbles Fisherand and A Kid's Guide to New York City (Gulliver, 1988). --Denise Krell, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027190205
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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