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Under New York

by High, Linda Oatman.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea HIGH
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea HIGH
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E HIG
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E HIG
What goes on beneath the New York City streets? A lot more than you'd imagine! Above there are skyscrapers and sunshine, schools and families, pigeons and pets. Below there are tunnels, restaurants, jazz clubs, subways - and maybe, once, an alligator!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-8. Pipes and power lines; trains and tunnels; music and jazz clubs; even crocodiles and elephants--the world beneath New York City's streets comes alive in this poetic, richly illustrated picture book. High, author of Barn Savers (Booklist's 1999 Top of the List Youth Picture Book), introduces her subterranean setting in brief phrases that pulse with energy: "Below offices and theaters and stores, there are miles of pipes and wires, yellow and orange, pink and red and black, carrying light and heat to the city above." Rayevsky's captivating, split-level illustrations show above and below ground in humorous, detailed collages that combine photos with brushy, elegant ink sketches reminiscent of Chris Raschka's work. Pair this with other lyrical urban views, such as Christopher Myers' Black Cat (1999) and Robert Burleigh's Messenger, Messenger [BKL My 15 00]. --Gillian Engberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "High (A Christmas Star) and Rayevsky (Squash It! A True and Ridiculous Tale) conduct an irresistibly quirky, good-natured tour of the subterranean goings-on in Gotham. Rayevsky sets the tone with his witty mixed-media illustrations, which marry urban grays and browns with zippy, funky draftsmanship in a truly original style. His every figure is full of life; even the animals have clear personalities. He divides each spread horizontally, showing the bustling city above- and below-ground. The underground scenarios include subway stations, "miles of pipes and wires," the construction site of a water tunnel, a jazz club and a shopping mall. (New Yorkers may notice that the scenes don't always match up, however: a street scene on Madison and 49th is paired with a subway station further west and downtown). High's breezy narrative does not target specific locations, yet does include marvelous details, such as a 1935 report in the New York Times of an alligator in the city sewers and the revelation that, when the circus comes to town, elephants walk through the Lincoln Tunnel (under the Hudson River). A whimsical way to savor a bite of the Big Apple. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Underground areas -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
Underground areas.
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
Publisher New York :Holiday House,2001
Contributors Rayevsky, Robert.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
ISBN 0823415511 (hardcover)
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