On Market Street

On Market Street

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by Arnold Lobel, Anita Lobel
     
 

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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.

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688843090
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1981
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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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On Market Street 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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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.