The beloved classic celebration of New York City by Kathy Jakobsen.
A young New Yorker writes to her friend from the Midwest to tell about the things they will see in the city... and gives a seek-and-find, kid's eye-view of the Big Apple.
Engagingly described and sumptuously illustrated with paintings full of details to pore over again and again, the city's pleasures almost burst off the page: the thrill of riding your own special horse on Central Park's colorful carousel, the magic of seeing the spectacular Fourth of July firewords explode over the New York skyline, and much, much more. Oversized fold-out pages of the Empire State Building, the dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History, and Rockefeller Center at Christmastime add to the fun, while a map in the front and fun facts in the back make a helpful guide for visitors and locals alike.
About the Author
Kathy Jakobsen is one of the premier folk artists in the United States. She is the creator of My New York, This Land Is Your Land, and Johnny Appleseed, and her oil paintings have been exhibited across the United States, Europe, and Japan. The American Folk Art Museum called Kathy "one of the best landscape folk painters of the century" in their Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists. In 1984, she was commissioned to create an "Easter at the White House" painting, and she is delighted to return to such an inspiring city with My Washington, DC. Kathy invites you to visit her online at kathyjakobsen.com.
Praise for My New York: "If you happen to like New York, you just may love Kathy Jakobsen's vision of Manhattan." --New York Times Book Review
*"A splendid tribute to the city that never sleeps." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
*"An exciting and informative picture of the best of New York City life and activity. A visual treat for children from all around the country." --School Library Journal
Praise for This Land is Your Land: *"This beautiful homage to America and to a favorite folk singer is sure to be a family treasure." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"The complete lyrics are brought to life by stunning, vibrant folk-art illustrations of the people and places of America." --Booklist, starred review