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My Block

My Block

by Richard Rosenblum

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- A nostalgic portrait, Rosenblum's affectionate and colorful cartoon tribute to the block on which he grew up is a reminiscence rather than a narrative. It opens with a picture of Rosenblum as a boy, back in the 1930s, sitting on his front stoop imagining how to hang around this swell block as a grown-up. He considers the roles of the various adults that pass by, including an ice cream man, fruit vendor, coal truck driver, street musician, junk man, milkman, candy man, fireman, ice man, scissors grinder, trolley car driver, and more. As he watches the adults, the other children on the block play marbles, stickball, hopscotch, and jump rope. On the last page, he reveals that he grew up to be an artist and waves to his grandson, who is sitting on the same front stoop, wearing a Mets T-shirt. This book will give quiet pleasure to an adult sharing memories triggered by the pictures and explaining to a child what city life was like before most people had cars and televisions. --Amy Spaulding, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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1st American ed
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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