Times Square

Times Square

by Wende Fazio

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
The history of the most exciting section of New York City is accompanied by graphic photographs and maps. Although the neighborhood is known for its bright lights and Broadway shows, the early history of Manhattan also captures your interest. The Dutch bought the land from the Indians for the equivalent of $24.00. Just think about it, if the Dutch had not traded Manhattan to the English in 1674, we would be speaking Dutch. Contributions of the early wealthy families, the Vanderbilts and the Astors, show how the area originally known as Longacre Square became commercial. Oscar Hammerstein is credited with building up Times Square as an entertainment center. The growth, decline and current revitalization, led by Disney, bring us to the current position of Times Square--with the continued promise of dazzling lights that will entertain tourists from around the world. This is part of the "Cornerstone of Freedom" series. 1999, Children's Press, Ages 8 to 10, $20.00 and $5.95. Reviewer: Leila Toledo

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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