On Market Street

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Overview

Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards? Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress? Then take a stroll through a most unusual market in this Caldecott Honor Book created by Anita Lobel and Arnold Lobel.

Here is a world of wonders, from A to Z. Inspired by seventeenth-century French trade engravings, Anita Lobel's brilliant paintings of the shopkeepers on Market Street—each composed of his or her wares—will provide blissful hours for all who join the Lobels on an ...

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Overview

Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards? Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress? Then take a stroll through a most unusual market in this Caldecott Honor Book created by Anita Lobel and Arnold Lobel.

Here is a world of wonders, from A to Z. Inspired by seventeenth-century French trade engravings, Anita Lobel's brilliant paintings of the shopkeepers on Market Street—each composed of his or her wares—will provide blissful hours for all who join the Lobels on an unforgettable shopping spree. "In a delightful and unusual book, a boy trots down Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one starting with a letter of the alphabet. Every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts. The notion is original, and the sum total enjoyable and unique."—The Horn Book

A Caldecott Honor Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book for Illustration

Supports the Common Core State Standards

A child buys presents from A to Z in the shops along Market Street.

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Children's Literature
With a bag full of coins, a child stops in the specialty shops of Market Street where the merchants are creatively dressed in the A to Z merchandise, from apples to ribbons to zippers. In this alphabet book the child's day kicks off with a rhyme at the start of Market Street leading to each merchandiser garbed in the theme of the item he or she sells. On each simply framed page, the finely detailed and inventive composition of the shopkeeper's attire is amusing and delightful. At the end of the shopping day the rhyme brings the story to a close. With a coin-less bag, the child heads home with the purchased A to Z presents for a friend. The gifts are visibly carried in a magical armload and provide fun as one reviews the shopping treasures at the end of the day. It is no wonder the young shopper is fast asleep after this shopping venture! 1989 (orig. 1981), Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Children's Books, , and Ages 3 to 7.
—Carrie Hane Hung <%ISBN%>0688803091
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688087456
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 114,414
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.97 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.

Anita Lobel's name is synonymous with the best in children's literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison's Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of two books about her cat, Nini, One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Nini Here and There. Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2006

    Beautifully Illustrated Work of Art!

    The story is fun and the illustrations really set this book apart from other books, especially alphabet books. They are captivating and fun to study, appreciating something new each time you look at them like hidden pictures. A fresh look at the ABC's.

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