Building Manhattan

Building Manhattan

by Laura Vila


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A picture book for city lovers everywhere! Vibrant illustrations and a spare text come together in this striking picture book to tell the story of the building of Manhattan. There was a time when the city was little more than an undeveloped island. But as the small patch of land shifted from Native American to Dutch to English to American hands, it was built, layer on top of layer, into the bustling metropolis it is today.

With illustrations so detailed that one look just won't be enough, this book explores the city's many layers and shows they're still visible, as long as you know where to look! A time line and bibliography are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670062843
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/15/2008
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Laura Vila studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pratt Institute. She lives in New York City, and this is her first book.

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Building Manhattan 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
PatsyAdams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Grade: K+Genre: InformationalThemes: Immigration, city lifeBuilding Manhattan comes as a welcome vehicle for teaching young children how the United States became populated. The book takes the reader on a simple explanation of how Manhattan became the city as we know it today. It is a picture book that older students can begin understanding how the city was shaped. I used this book for an introductory explanation to immigration during social studies class when we were discovering how the United States became populated. The illustrations are colorful and add great detail to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has beautiful illustrations of NYC!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago